Introduction to this topic
FARMING in HICKLING:
Farming methods old and new!
A fascinating topic: Hickling is very much a farming village, and most of the Voices have memories of farming - be it the farmers themselves, their staff of workers and pickers, or of various excitements for the youngsters killing rats and rabbits at harvest time.
The changing nature of farming becomes very clear in this set of memories, with modern machinery removing most of the back-breaking manual work of earlier years.
The two “Working through the year” pages talk about how the free lance workers made a living by doing different jobs at different times of the year.