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My graphite pencil drawing of Steam Threshing in Yorkshire, England

A moment in time 2247 views on 17/12/2014

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When I was very young in Yorkshire, at the end of WW2, I would walk to my local farm and watch the threshing of the grains. I vividly remember the noise, smoke, soot and smells of the farmyard at this time and my drawing is a view of a Yorkshire farm in the middle of steam threshing.
Threshing machines were invented in England at the end of the 18th century to separate wheat grains from the stalks. Their introduction put armies of farm labourers out of work and led to the ‘Swing Riots’ . Steam powered machines similar to the above design were used for a hundred years until superseded by combine harvesters in the 1950s.

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  • Zi-O
    Zi-Oalmost 4 years ago

    Dennis you drew this from memory, how wonderful! ;-)

  • Many thanks for your comments :)
    I remember vividly the steam threshing at my local farm but I left this part of the village in 1952 and so my memories of the details were very thin.
    Searching through the internet enabled me to gather enough information to put together this picture from my childhood :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Carol2
    Carol2almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful image and work!!

  • Thank you very much Carol :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Samohsong
    Samohsongalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent my friend!

  • Thank you Sam :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Monica Engeler
    Monica Engeleralmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful detail work. Love it.

  • Thank you Monica :)
    Your comments are much appreciated.

    – Dennis Melling

  • maggie326
    maggie326almost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work and details

  • Many thanks Maggie :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustagealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much Judi :)
    It is a pleasure to have one of my drawings featured in your group.

    – Dennis Melling

  • billfox256
    billfox256almost 4 years ago

    An excellent creation!! Congratulations on being featured!!!!, Bill

  • Thank you very much Bill :)
    Your comments are appreciated.

    – Dennis Melling

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends Group

  • Many thanks :)
    It is great to be on the feature page.

    – Dennis Melling

  • ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ
    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...almost 4 years ago

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    Nicely done and presented beautiful What a fantastic detailed drawing wonderful

  • Many thanks for your wonderful comments :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Excellent drawing Dennis!

  • Many thanks :)

    Your comments are much appreciated.


    – Dennis Melling

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