Behind the Scenes of Morndyke Photoshoot

Here at The Original Muck Boot Company, we never use models to tell our brand story. Instead, we connect with our hard-working community to capture our footwear being put through their paces in everyday lives. The Morndyke family have worn Muck Boot for generations, and we were honoured to collaborate for our Winter Photoshoot.

The Morndyke Farm is a family run farm situated in James Herriot country in the village of Thirsk, North Yorkshire. 

Morndyke Farm at dawn
Morndyke Farm has been in the Phillips family for over 100 years, currently owned and managed by husband-and-wife team, Tricia and Alan. Initially producing bricks, the farm has diversified throughout the generations and now consists of arable land, a fishing lake, equestrian facilities, shepherds’ huts, a beef herd as well as being home to a menagerie of rescue animals, lovingly cared for by Tricia. 
A vintage photo of Morndyke Farm
Keeping all these plates spinning requires exceptional dedication, and the Morndyke team are as dedicated and passionate as they come. Each with their own connection to the farm, please meet the people behind Morndyke Farm, and the faces (and feet!!) of the Winter photoshoot!

Tricia Phillips, 55
Boot size 6
Owner, author, animal rescuer and the beating heart of Morndyke Farm.
Tricia Phillips and family modelling Muck Boots on a tractor
Alan Phillips, 68
Boot size 11, wearing Chore Max safety boots.
Owner, fencing contractor, tractor, JCB (the list goes on) driver.
Alan Phillips standing in a doorway wearing Muck Boots and drinking a cup of tea
Anna Kingston, 16
Boot size 6, wearing Apex Sport Boots
Daughter and conservationist.
Anna Kingston standing in front of a doorway in a pair of green dungarees

Thomas Kingston, 14
Boot size 8, wearing Apex Zipped Boots
Son and clay pigeon shooter.
Thomas Kingston

Stapley, 75

Boot size 10
Fisheries expert, affectionately known as the ‘Odd Job Man’.

Ricky Stapley standing in front of a fishing lake

Amelia Allerton, 25

Boot size 6
Groom and pet sitter. Owner of rescue dog, Latte.

Amelia Allerton

Polly (
Pauliina) Swindells, 40

Boot size 4
Equestrian 5* Eventer, Olympic qualifier and riding instructor.

Polly (Pauliina) Swindells wearing a riding helmet

Jim Swindells, 45
Boot size 12
Polly’s right hand man and husband, horse lorry driver and yard sweeper.

Jim Swindells

Paula Drury, 36
Boot size 7
Equine physiotherapist and dressage rider.

Paula Drury standing in front of a horse stable.

Alex Bradbury, 25
Boot size 12, wearing Apex Zip Short Boots
Farrier for all the horses at Morndyke.

Alex Bradbury shoeing a horse
Dick Tyerman, 82
Boot size 9
Alans right hand man and in the running for the hardest worker at Morndyke Farm.

Dick Tyerman

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