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Fen and Marshland Villages: A Portrait in Old Photographs and Picture Postcards by Anthony Day ISBN 13: 9781857700411

ISBN 10: 1857700414

Paperback; Seaford, East Sussex: Sb Publications, 1993; ISBN-13: 978-1857700411

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S. B. Publications, Seaford, East Sussex, 1993. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. They lie calmer than any sea from the fringes of Cambridge into marshland to The Wash, far into Norfolk and Lincolnshire, more often than not emptier of life than when they were under water. The fields of the fens and marshland today are forbidden places for all but the few who till them, flowerless, in all shades of unbroken green in summer - corn green, sugarbeet, carrot, celery, dark potato and pale lettuce green, and where you spot the land returning to its old waterlogged state you come across a polythene ocean forcing the salad plants along. Gone are the hoeing and harvesting gangs, the women and boys crawling along the land singling sugarbeet or heads-down sowing or gathering potatoes. The Norfolk bonnets have long since been set aside or given to the folk museums. There are no autumn stacks to catch the setting sun. As a fenman and painter I love the space around me but I miss the warm fe ... Read more

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