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cornwallcsv
People in story: 
Ken Olds
Location of story: 
St. Just, Cornwall.
Article ID: 
A6756762
Contributed on: 
07 November 2005

This story has been added by CSV volunteer Linda Clark on behalf of the author Ken Olds. His story was given to the Trebah WW2 Video Archive supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2004. The Trebah Garden Trust understand the site's terms and conditions.

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During the war the Ministry of Agriculture dictated what we grew and we had to grow what they wanted, even if we didn't want to grow a particular crop. There didn't always take into account our location because where we were, it was very windy. Sometimes when May came, the crops we had been told to grow might have been blown away by the wind so it wasn't particularly productive. I was young then so I can't really remember what happened to the sale of the cattle but the milk was placed in milk churns and put on the large concrete blocks which were the milk stands. The churns were collected from the milk stands although bulk milk collections didn't come in until 1979. The concrete milk standsd can still be seen today although the young people nowdays don't really know what they were used for.

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