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Blind Farmer

Farming: hard work in all weathers - and not a job you'd associate with someone with a severe visual impairment.

News 1978 5 mins Not rated


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At the Laurels Farm in the small village of Shebdon in Staffordshire farmer Blake Brown looks after 18 acres and 31 dairy cows. Nothing very unusual in that until we learn that Blake is almost completely blind. In his words he, "didn't want to sit in an armchair and rot", and, with the help of his family, he did exactly the opposite when his sight began to fail. An inspiring story of hard work and one man's determination to continue doing the job he loves.

Lynda Berry is the reporter in this film item originally broadcast on ATV Today in 1978.