Donald Emery on Hedgerows
One of my skills if you like was hedge laying and I used to lay all through the winter and when I was on the Mainland not on the Island, I would be hedge laying and you used to cut and lay a hedge to take a fence down.
But then of course as more food was needed, the farmers came under pressure and even at Yaverland, a lot of the hedges were grubbed out to make the fields bigger.
Now of course they’re planting the hedges again (laughs).
That certainly did … there was an awful lot of ground clearance that went on which wasn’t necessarily a good thing now, with hindsight.
But hindsight is all a good thing isn’t it?