Marmaduke Dixon (1828 – 1895)

Date and Place of Birth: 1828, Caistor. Lincolnshire, England Date and Place of Death: 15th November 1895, Eyreton, Canterbury Roles in Early Canterbury: * introduced Canterbury farming to the three furrow plough. * introduced Canterbury farming to the straw elevator. * introduced Canterbury farming to the slip gate. * first export of wheat to Britain …

Cantabs Of Steel

Next time you are getting a little impatient with how long the traffic lights are taking to change or moaning at the weeds growing untamed outside your window, I want you to think of these four Cantabs. Firstly, there was Marmaduke Dixon who with his own hands, dug an 8 foot deep well on his …