Please click on the play icon to view the Harris Family footage taken in the late 1960’s by Len Harris. We thank the family for releasing the footage and allowing us to share it with you all on this website. Thank You.
Harris’s Farm was at the junction of the Drove and the road to Coombe. The map shown here dates to about 1914; there is no sign of the farmyard buildings and the site is marked as allotments. Their dairy unit and milking parlour was on the Everleigh Road just pass the junction with the road to Airfield Camp (Staple Cross Roads).
The leaseholder was John Alfred (or Alfred John) Harris (d.1978), father of Len and Ken Harris (shown in photos). The sons both worked on the farm until Len joined the RAF Bomber Command during World War 2 and subsequently moved away. Len Harris wrote about the farm and took the lovely photos we have here. Thanks to Tony Whitelock, Len’s stepson, for making them available. Len Harris researched the family tree and kept a scrapbook.