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Harvesting on the Tilgate Estate
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Harvesting on the Tilgate Estate

The photograph was taken in September 1924 and a wagon is being loaded while two horses patiently wait to be called into action. As seems to be traditional at harvest time the family is often called in to help and Charles Nix is seen on the left wielding a pitchfork.
Picture added on 12 August 2012 at 10:00
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The Tilgate estate was the last stronghold of the Small White Orchid (Pseudorchis albida) in southern England. Lang's "Britain's Orchids" has this: "In Sussex, where it was last seen in the 1930s, the habitat was composed of a mosaic of small grazed pastures and woodland, now long gone under housing development".
The orchid's nearest location is now the Brecon Beacons.
Added by Basil Watkins on 31 July 2015
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