John Attrill on Sheep
I think in the old days they had an auction in Newport.
They had a wool sale.
That was probably in the Market and I imagine wool merchants from the Mainland must have come down to buy it ‘cos it was all put up in wool sacks, wool pokes they used to call them, which is a long sack about the size of that settee, and then soon after the War, the Wool Board was formed and then it was all away to the Mainland and I was particularly interested in that and I became the Isle of Wight representative for the Wool Board so I used to get trips to Bradford and various places.
And when I got older, of course I got involved in things like the Farmers’ Union and Agricultural Society and all that sort of thing.