Category Archives: Fruit Growing in South Cambridgeshire

Fruit Growing in Shepreth

Extract from my forthcoming book on Fruit Growing in South Cambs: from chapter five, ‘The Geography of Fruit Growing’. (Copyright J Spain, 2016). Notes on Shepreth: Shepreth is a low-lying parish, with a more clay subsoil, liable to flooding, alleviated … Continue reading

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Fruit Stealing in South Cambs

Extract from my forthcoming book on fruit farming in South Cambs., from chapter six, ‘Fruit Growing and Village Life’. (Copyright J. Spain, 2016). A problem which growers faced at this stage of the season was that of petty larceny – … Continue reading

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The legal dispute between Chivers and Eastwood Cement at Barrington hill in 1930

Extract from my forthcoming book on the history of fruit farming in South Cambs: In 1900 the fruit-growing and jam making business of John Chivers & Sons began to take an interest in acquiring suitable orchard land in South Cambridgeshire, … Continue reading

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Old Orchards in South Cambridgeshire

Where ever you go in South Cambs. it’s possible to see the remnants and relics of a once thriving fruit growing industry. Most of the commercial orchards were grubbed up in the 1970s so it’s a question of looking for … Continue reading

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