Flax in First World War

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paulbahs
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Flax in First World War

Post by paulbahs » 07 Feb 2019, 08:48

Randolph Schwabe's painting of flax growing near Podington (Beds) (find it via google) is well-known, if you're interested in such things. Having recently found a photograph of the enterprise I'm tring to find out more, with a view to publishing something. The large-scale flax farm near Yeovil is fairly well documented, not least through some spendid contemporary photographs (see Cocroft and Stamper (eds), 'Legacies of the First World War' (Historic England 2018), 177) but does anyone know of either general literature on First-War flax growing, or that on the Beds/Northants border ?

Thanks

Paul

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