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Arthur Sears and asparagus lorry

Arthur Sears is pictured holding a hundred of asparagus in his yard on Badsey Fields Lane. The lorry belongs to G Litherland. It has been suggested that the year might be 1926, at the time of the General Strike, as the lorry, which has a notice saying “FOODSTUFF”, may also have been used for transporting food items during the strike. The Litherland lorry may have come from Lichfield where a George Litherland, son of a market gardener, was winning many horticultural competitions in the 1920s.

We are grateful to Jean Matson (granddaughter of Arthur Sears) for allowing us to publish this photo. Jean has written an article about her grandparents, based on her mother's memories.