Peter Ginn

Peter Ginn is a trained archaeologist and historian who studied with fellow presenter Alex Langlands at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

He has been involved in a great deal of experimental archaeology. His research interests include Egyptology, field archaeology and primitive technologies, and he specialises in 19th-century farming practice.

The biggest challenge faced by farmers during the Second World War was feeding the nation. Peter Ginn

Peter has been involved in several of the BBC's historical documentary series of recent years, including Tales from the Green Valley, A Tudor Feast At Christmas, Victorian Farm, Edwardian Farm and Victorian Farm Christmas.

Speaking to Hanstweb about the making of Wartime Farm, Peter said: "The singularly biggest challenge faced by farmers during the Second World War was feeding the nation. The agricultural market had globalised and Britain was dependant upon supplies from abroad."

"Once war took hold the majority of domestic civilian food supplies had to be found from the confines of the island. Not only did this require a massive increase in productivity it also require a radical and fast overhaul of how Britain produced her food. This was coupled with a change in our attitudes to how we consumed our food and supplies and how we viewed our waste."

Peter Ginn

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