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Dales Plants and Gardens 1900-1960: growing food

Article Index

  1. Dales Plants and Gardens 1900-1960: growing food
  2. Interviewee backgrounds
  3. Land and weather
  4. Gardens and allotments
  5. Gardening practicalities
  6. Help in the garden, tasks for children
  7. And from the wild
  8. Cooking the produce
  9. Storage inside and outside
  10. Conclusion
  11. Endnotes and sources
  12. All Pages


Endnotes and sources

1) Dales Plants and Gardens 1900-1960, an oral history project recording people’s memories of the fruit and vegetables grown in the North Yorkshire Dales of Swaledale, Arkengarthdale and Wensleydale, collectively known as the Three Dales.

2) Facts and feelings for this article came from conversations with Harry Bell, Stella Birch, Ron Brown, Tony Dykes, Clarice Grimshaw, Margaret Emmerson, Myra Horseman, Mrs Lugg, Marion Moverley, Mary Rutter, Peter Shell, Kenneth Sunter.

3) My Learning from museums, libraries and archives in Yorkshire. 

4) The Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, Leaflet 288 The Cultivation and Collection of Medicinal Plants in England. (1914) quoted in Ada B. Teetgen. Profitable Herb Growing and Collecting. Country Life, London, 1919 (p. 5).