1986 Employment & Industry
Most of the employment is on the farms, but in these days of highly mechanised agriculture, not many men work on each farm. The biggest employer is the Risborough Upholstery situated in Longwick on the main road, and here nine people work and also outworkers are connected with the business. None of the nine actually live in Longwick. The company provides a comprehensive service in re-upholstering and repairing furniture, also making loose covers, curtains and cushions. The timber merchants and farm machinery workshop almost next door employs a few people. Timber, gates, fencing, and in season christmas trees are sold here. The Sportsman's Garage at the Eastern end of Longwick is a very busy garage and service shop. It is a family business and employs six people.
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