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The Lugg Family at Content Farm, near Helston, about 1890

NumberHESFM:1981.4639
PlaceHelston [Culdrose] Cornwall United Cornwall
Date1890 — 1914
KeywordsTrades and Professions Farming Helston
PhotographerTrevaskis
Copyright© Helston Museum

Mr James Lugg and family posed in the farmyard of Content Farm, near Helston possibly in the 1890s. Mr Lugg is in the foreground, smartly dressed and seated on his horse. Immediately behind him is his son Thomas and to his right is Miss Lugg but it is not clear whether this is James Luggs' daughter or sister. She is holding a milking pail, resting on a milking stool. The milking cows are standing around quietly and the farm dog is also lying down. On the right hand side of the photograph is the smartly dressed housekeeper, Miss Williams, later Mrs Tripp, wearing a straw boater. James Trezise is standing next to the harvest wagon. All are in front of white washed and slate roofed barns. Interestingly, the two horses held by Thomas are wearing blinkers and are attached to the horse whim that drives the interior barn threshing machine. Content was one of the farms taken by the Admiralty in the 1940s to build RNAS Culdrose.