THE FARMERS of Cannon Hall Farm have scooped a national award after being nominated by hundreds of people who say their daily broadcasts have lifted their spirits during lockdown.

The Telegraph’s Lockdown Awards received more than 1,500 nominations across 11 categories from bakers and makers to teachers, singers, photographers and farmers, like Robert and David Nicholson of Cannon Hall Farm.

The farm secured over 10,000 votes from people who had been watching their daily broadcasts.

A spokesman for the awards said: “It was spirit raising to hear of how brothers Robert and David Nicholson of Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley have been broadcasting uplifting snapshots of life on their farm via Facebook Live since lockdown began, and were nominated for our hugely popular Lockdown Lift category award, by over 30 avid fans.

“These Yorkshire farmers – who have been streaming lamb and goat kid births live on Facebook for us to enjoy at home – are nothing short of extraordinary.

“Like so many inspiring people across the country, they have come up with fun, unique and determined ways – laudable for sheer innovation – to keep morale up, even on the darkest days.  It was our pleasure and privilege to name them as our Lockdown Lift award winners. “

Robert and David continue their live broadcasts – and thanks to their popularity have secured a spot on the new Channel 5 TV Show ‘This Week on The Farm’ which starts on June 16 at 8pm.

Tune in for the daily live broadcast at 7.30am here.