Monday 1 April 2019

Site of historic significance

To mark it's centenary I've been digging into the history of our house, which was built for the local strawberry trade, but long after the trade's peak in the late 19th century, which really started with the coming of the railway. Locally the station at Swanwick was specifically built to transport the "Strawberry Coast" summer crops to London before the advent of refrigeration.

We have a covenant on the property which forbids "the sale or serving of alcohol to agricultural workers".  It seems a bit hash since anyone else it seems is welcome to come around and get thoroughly legless, which just goes to show the value of the strawberry crop.

After sufficient research I decided to erect a plaque.

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