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Photo from family collection

Jack Aldred says they had to take care when they were picking up the bundles of cut reed because of the large number vipers (adders) that curled up on top of it to soak up the sun.

In this clip, he also talks a little about the mechanisation of reed cutting, with a motorised reed cutter and a truck to haul it away instead of a horse and cart.

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