Ernest Whydale (1886-1952), a local artist


Could be the forestry team at work with John the Trekpaard

Ernest Herbert Whydale was born in Halifax, Yorkshire. Studied at Westminster, Central, Camberwell and Bolt Art Schools. Whydale exhibited at the RA from 1910-50, RSA and Fine Art Society. Victoria & Albert Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and South London Art Gallery hold his work. Whydale lived in Royston, Hertfordshire from 1919. Manor Gallery, Royston and many of his paintings and etching depict rural scenes in Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire and he was especially interested in farming and forestry horses at work. Enjoy 🙂

About Sadeik

You may ask why "Sadeik" well it means friend in arabic. Worked in Jordan a lot doing tree surgery you see. I have worked in forestry since I left school with a two years in Telecom. Went back to forestry and tree surgery as it may not have paid as much but was far more interesting and dangerous. Spent a lot of years mountaineering, caving and canoeing too. At 29 I went to Bangor University to study Forestry and soil science then did an MSc in Water engineering all very interesting. By a quirk of fate in 1995 ended up helping sort out the woodland and park at Wimpole, funny thing was then I only intended to stay six months or so, but 18 years later I'm still here learning all the time. That's the best bit, if I wasn't able to learn something new every year I would not have stayed and as you get older you realise that the grass is not so green in the next field after all. In fact my patch is getting greener while much of the rest is getting browner.
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