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 £2 grant to meet £15 costs

Farmers on 6,000 Essex Acres want Guaranteed Recompense

Essex War Agricultural Committee have asked for supplementary grant.

Capt. S.F. Folkard, Secretary of local branch of NFU.

In area there are only 1,000 acres of arable against 7,000 of grassland.


At Wigborough all the land was put down to grass in 1821. In the 'nineties ...
Cat1 Farming Cat2 War-->World War 2

£2 grant to meet £15 costs
Farmers on 6,000 Essex Acres want "Guaranteed Recompense"
Essex War Agricultural Committee have asked for supplementary grant.
Capt. S.F. Folkard, Secretary of local branch of NFU.
In area there are only 1,000 acres of arable against 7,000 of grassland.

At Wigborough all the land was put down to grass in 1821. In the 'nineties many farms failed and were left derelict, includng Copt Hall, 700 acres; Seaborough, 136 acres; Moulsham, 130 acres; Hyde Farm, 136 acres; Hill Farm, 125 acres; and Peldon Hall, 220 acres.

Photograph of Robert Hutley, Tolleshunt D'Arcy.

Farmers Weekly


Date: 9 February 1940      

Photo: Mersea Museum - Joyce Golding
Image ID FWK_1940_FEB09_099
Category 1 Farming
Category 2 War-->World War 2


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