FARMING in HICKLING:

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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.

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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.

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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.