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TITLE
Clipping time at Inverbroom, 1889
EXTERNAL ID
ULMPH_2000_0284
PLACENAME
Inverbroom
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
DATE OF IMAGE
1889
PERIOD
1880s
SOURCE
Ullapool Museum
ASSET ID
40170
KEYWORDS
sheep clipping
livestock
animal husbandry
Clipping time at Inverbroom, 1889

Sheep shearing or clipping at Inverbroom in 1889.

The fact that there are 14 people in this picture indicates the labour intensive nature of this work. Apart from the shearers who hand clipped the sheep there would be catchers to bring the sheep from the 'fank' or pen. There were also people to roll the fleece once it was off the sheep. The fleeces were then folded and rolled on a table before being tied.

Clipping could only be done in good dry conditions as fleeces had to be bagged up whilst dry. All the organisation, gathering the sheep, assembling a gang to do the work, could all go to waste with one shower of rain at the wrong time.

Midges were the worst problem for the clipping gang.


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Clipping time at Inverbroom, 1889

ROSS: Lochbroom

1880s

sheep clipping; livestock; animal husbandry

Ullapool Museum

Ullapool Museum Photographic Collection

Sheep shearing or clipping at Inverbroom in 1889.<br /> <br /> The fact that there are 14 people in this picture indicates the labour intensive nature of this work. Apart from the shearers who hand clipped the sheep there would be catchers to bring the sheep from the 'fank' or pen. There were also people to roll the fleece once it was off the sheep. The fleeces were then folded and rolled on a table before being tied.<br /> <br /> Clipping could only be done in good dry conditions as fleeces had to be bagged up whilst dry. All the organisation, gathering the sheep, assembling a gang to do the work, could all go to waste with one shower of rain at the wrong time. <br /> <br /> Midges were the worst problem for the clipping gang. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email <a href="mailto: curator@ullapoolmuseum.co.uk">Ullapool Museum</a>