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Work in Farley's Woods

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During the inter-war depression Farley's woods were a source of much needed economic activity. As well as timber and log production, the underwood provided material for a thriving rural industry making products such as hurdles for cattle pens in Salisbury market, bird tables and pigeon cotes, sheep cribs, small bundles of birch brushwood to strain vinegar, all kinds of stakes and cleft oak piles, with pea and bean sticks in season.

The accompanying slideshow contains photographs taken in 1926/7


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