The Last Food of England
 
Masham ewes at home in the Masham: This sheep is not a breed in itself, but a cross between a small, tough and hairy upland ewe and a Wensleydale or Teeswater longwool ram. It is another intermediate and important link between the uplands and lowlands, capable of great and unacknowledged feats of productivity that shore up the supply of meat. Move ten miles in England, down a hill or into the next valley, and so can the goalposts in the world of sheep, their fleeces, and their lamb or mutton. This market has now closed.

North of England September 2004