COPLEY

FARM

Machine Shop
Machine Shop
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The Copleys with Dogs
The Copleys with Dogs
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Farmhouse from Orchard
Farmhouse from Orchard
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Photographer's Note

These photos were taken by me in the 1960s on a Kodak Brownie box camera and on my parents much older Kodak bellows camera. My grandfather George Copley died in 1965 and the farm was sold. The dilapidated appearance of some of the buildings and fences reflects the declining energy of George and Ethel Copley as they aged and the farm structures aged around them. They never had electricity or a telephone and lived mostly on what they produced themselves. Root crops were important but there was lots of fruit and mutton. The woodstove burned year-round for heat and cooking.

B. Blood, 2016

House from Field
House from Field
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Head Saw
Head Saw
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Hayfield and Copley Ridge
Hayfield and Copley Ridge
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George Copley with Giant Potatoes
George Copley with Giant Potatoes
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George Copley Jr with Mode T Tractor
George Copley Jr with Mode T Tractor
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Farmhouse
Farmhouse
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Farmhouse with Picket Fence
Farmhouse with Picket Fence
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Farmhouse right, Woodshed left
Farmhouse right, Woodshed left
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Farm Centre with Big Arbutus
Farm Centre with Big Arbutus
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Farm Centre from Hayfield
Farm Centre from Hayfield
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Barn
Barn
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Chickenhouse
Chickenhouse
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Barn, Hayrake and Lassie
Barn, Hayrake and Lassie
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Barn from the South
Barn from the South
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Barn and Tractor Shed
Barn and Tractor Shed
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View of Farm from Ridge
View of Farm from Ridge
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Woodlot Rd Looking East
Woodlot Rd Looking East
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Garden, Hayfield and Copley Ridge
Garden, Hayfield and Copley Ridge
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Tractor made from Model T Parts
Tractor made from Model T Parts
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The Mill
The Mill
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The Copleys with daughter Hazel Blood
The Copleys with daughter Hazel Blood
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Smokehouse
Smokehouse
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Sheep in Upper Field
Sheep in Upper Field
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Sheep Tank
Sheep Tank
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Sheep in Big Field
Sheep in Big Field
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North Field
North Field
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Pump
Pump
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Peter the Border Collie, Cougar Pond
Peter the Border Collie, Cougar Pond
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Root Cellar
Root Cellar
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