Shropshire Star

Nostalgic farming photos help couple who might be oldest ever Young Farmers relive their happy youth

A couple who now live in Shropshire are believed to be England’s oldest surviving couple associated with the Young Farmers’ Club movement.

Ivan and Rosemary Goff with family

Devon-born and raised Ivan and Rosemary Goff, who now live in supported accommodation in Much Wenlock, moved to Shropshire following the coronavirus pandemic to be closer to their son, Andrew, who lives near Shrewsbury.

Andrew has recorded a video interview with his parents about their recollections of their days as Young Farmers' Club (YFC) members.

Ivan, 96 and Rosemary, 90, are natives of the Culm Valley, near Tiverton. Ivan was invited to join Culm Valley YFC in 1946 and his wife followed suit a year later, at the age of 13.

Ivan Goff demonstrates his ploughing skills.