Our History

An autobiography from one of Reaseheath’s first students

Written by Mr G A Plowright (student at Reaseheath during 1921 – 22) for inclusion in the Reaseheath Association Magazine in 1958 I entered the School as a very serious and introspective young man. As far as studying agriculture was concerned, I remained serious but I soon found out that the place was full of characters, …

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‘The beginning of Reaseheath’- by W A Carr

Article written by W A Carr (pictured) in 1971 This is Jubilee Year for Reaseheath. Members may be interested to know what the place was like in 1921. Few can have any idea of farming conditions at that time and the difficulties we experienced in founding Reaseheath 50 years ago.   South Cheshire was almost entirely under permanent grass and farming …

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Reaseheath provides memorable milestones for married couple

Account written by former Reaseheath Vice Principal Geoff Briggs, pictured above with his wife Sue, at their 50th wedding anniversary 1968 was a very good year for me, despite the dreadful experience of Foot and Mouth disease during the early months. I was fortunate enough to be appointed to teach farm machinery in the rapidly …

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Mr and Mrs Evans – What a Reaseheath Romance!

Reaseheath alumnus Lorraine Evans contacted Reaseheath Alumni Association after a recent visit to our annual Live Lambing event. We were delighted to hear some fantastic news from Lorraine along with a selection of recollections from her time at the Cheshire College of Agriculture. Former Reaseheath student Lorraine Evans (nee Boydell) recently celebrated her 33rd wedding anniversary to husband and fellow …

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94 year old Peter shares his Reaseheath story

We may have found our oldest Reaseheath alumnus (former student), 94 year old Peter Plant! Originally from West Kirby, Peter came to Reaseheath as a ‘practical student’ in 1938, back when the college was known as the ‘Cheshire School of Agriculture’, Reaseheath. With no prior farming background aged 17, he spent a year at the School learning …

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Traditional agriculture – memories of a student

Brian Moore (agriculture student 1948-49) shares his recollections of traditional agriculture at the Cheshire School of Agriculture, Reaseheath “Before arriving at the Cheshire School of Agriculture as a student in 1948, I had experienced various aspects of farming as a young boy, having been brought up in the heart of the Cheshire countryside.  I spent …

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Students celebrate 20 years since college days

Members of the class of 1996-99 were welcomed back to Reaseheath last weekend for their 20th anniversary reunion of starting at college. Twenty-six former students met on campus to catch up on old times and see what’s changed since their time as students. The reunion was coordinated by 1996-99 agricultural mechanics student Adrian Dunn through …

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