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The heather garden at Nymans
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The heather garden at Nymans

The heather garden at Nymans. As young lads, my cousin and I used to catch moles in the garden which, before 1953 when it was taken over by the National Trust, was rapidly returning back to nature. The skins were pinned out to dry on a board, and I recall the going rate was between 1/3d and 2/- (6p and 10p) depending on the quality.
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Being a member of the local constabulary, I was called out to Nymans one sunny day in June many years ago. The gardeners had arrived and were horrified to find that the white heather had been severely denuded. This event coincided with the Derby meeting at Epsom where one could purchase some "lucky heather" from our itinerant cousins.
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