‘Buy logs, never, not in a hundred years, we’d never buy logs.’ Women and the rural economy, Oxfordshire c. 1945-1970

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Picture from Benson and Ewelm Walks. http://www.wallingford.co.uk/files/benson-ewelme_walks.pdf

This paper, by Angela Davis (2008) investigates how women in postwar Oxfordshire contributed to the family income through their labour both inside and outside the home, with traditional means such as growing vegetables:

Everybody had big allotments as well as their gardens.

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The Village Labourer 1760-1832: A Study in the Government of England before the Reform Bill

The Village Labourer 1760-1832: A Study in the Government of England before the Reform Bill 

by J.L. and Barbara Hammond

Originally published 1911 New Edition, 1920. more...