“I have always had in mind the creation of a sound, practical, enterprise, preserving what is best in our country way of life, and based on sound, practical farming, as all country life must be.” – William Scott Abbott
A civil engineering graduate and an ambulance driver after the First World War, William Scott Abbott first visited Sacrewell Farm in October 1917. An outstanding farmer and agricultural innovator, he had a strong desire to educate people about the rural landscape and surrounding countryside near Sacrewell.
The extraordinary history and traditions of Sacrewell (which date back to The Domesday Survey in the 11th Century) were upheld after William’s death, when in 1964, his wife Mary established the William Scott Abbott Trust.
Since then, the charity has provided a centre of educative excellence in the field of farming; from school children to fans of agricultural heritage, families flock to enjoy all that Sacrewell offers. Indeed, many who visited the farm as youngsters return with a new generation, maintaining those traditions and rich history.
School trips are also incredibly popular and eibe Play is delighted to have been involved with the recent playground renovation, so that children of all ages can continue to enjoy the multi-faceted attractions at Sacrewell.
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