Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Rose hip gathering, 1946

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2014-09-15 16.09.36From Robertsbridge Women’s Institute News, July 1946:

‘The need for the collection of Rose [Rosa spp.] Hips continues; with starvation in Europe, the vitamin C which they contain is of the greatest value.  In collecting them we can add to the great life saving effort that is afoot to preserve the lives of many children.

The railway companies have allowed a special concession this year.  EVERY passenger train railway station will accept filled sacks for transport with no charge to the senders.  Prices offered by Messrs. Paines & Byrne are as follows:

To the collector 3d per pound; to the sub-organisers 1d per pound, to County Committees making payments to sub-organisers 1d per pound.

It is greatly hoped that the collection will be as good this year as in former years’ [The Villager, Salehurst and Robertsbridge, July 2014].

Image: Taunton station car park, Somerset; September 2014.


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