From the archives: The ancient skill of hedge trimming and hedge laying

Mrs B Lake ran a 58-acre mixed farm at Great Hautbois with the help of Mr D Andrews and her 17-year-

Mrs B Lake ran a 58-acre mixed farm at Great Hautbois with the help of Mr D Andrews and her 17-year-old daughter Anne. Anne is seen in this photo from December 1963 cultivating a field while her mother and Mr Andrews were hedging nearby. - Credit: Archant

This week's archive pictures feature the ancient skills of hedge trimming and hedge laying – important tasks in the management of the countryside, requiring manual expertise and, where appropriate, mechanical assistance.

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