Farming in 1901

Rider Haggard’s book “Rural England”, was written in 1901. He travelled all over the country to collect his information. The book starts with a long and detailed discussion about farming in England generally. Then he deals with each county individually, including Essex. I have included below, the part which talks about Witham, and particularly about the Strutts and … Continue reading “Farming in 1901”

Strikes

  Some strikes in Witham Not comprehensive, just oddments   Farmworkers, 19th century See : Arthur Brown, Poverty and Prosperity, etc   19 May 1876, Chelmsford Chronicle, page 2 ‘Hatfield Peverel. A meeting was held at this place on Saturday the 6th instant, in connection with the NALU, when a large number of agricultural labourers … Continue reading “Strikes”