Farmer off to pastures new

Peter Boneham and Andrew Mitchell.
Peter Boneham and Andrew Mitchell.

Lawford Heath man Peter Boneham is off to pastures new after 46 years working on the same farm.

He said a fond farewell to friends and colleagues at special party last Friday, with some guests travelling up from London to be there.

Peter, 65, a farm foreman at Lawford Heath Farm, said: “It was a really hard decision but I felt it was the right time to leave farming.

“Every day brought fresh challenges and I’ve really enjoyed it, but farming has changed so much and I decided to let the youths have a go.”

His duties included cultivation, tractor work and working with cattle.

Peter, who is married to Denise and has three children and four grandchidren, describes himself as a ‘country man’ with clay pigeon shooting being one of his hobbies.

He is now looking forward to spending more time with his family.

Peter added: “We have family in Spain so I’m looking forward to lots of extended holidays.

“I’m sure I’ll be very busy.”

Andrew Mitchell, who owns Lawford Heath Farm, said: “Peter was a really good worker who brought a lot to the farm.

“As well as general duties he also helped a lot with getting young people get a start into agriculture.”