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Tom Bartlett

Tom Bartlett isitors a year.Tom Bartlett grew up on a Gloucestershire farm and for much of his life has been a farmer. He started keeping ducks as a boy in 1937. By the early 1970s the hobby had overtaken his conventional farming and he opened Folly Farm, near Bourton on the Water, Glos to the public. This became Europe’s largest domestic waterfowl and wildlife conservation area attracting 40-50,000 v

Tom was instrumental in saving from extinction many rare breeds of duck including the Appleyard that is now kept all over the world. He was formerly editor of the British Waterfowl Association magazine and President of the BWA until 2000. In retirement Tom is enjoying the peace and quiet of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland.

Keeping Ducks, 1996

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