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Potato Lorries

The Potato Harvest has come round again. It’s that time of year when a succession of tractors with trailers overloaded with potatoes crawls past my house. They start at dawn, and go past about every ten minutes or so until well after sunset. They don’t seem able to do more than 20mph down the hill, so generally have quite a queue of traffic behind them. There is also a returning procession of tractors with empty trailers going back up the hill past my house in the other direction. I think they must be coming from lots of local farms, as its been going on for a few weeks now, and surely no one farm could produce that many lorry-loads of potatoes. I haven’t managed to work out where they are all heading. There is a Tyrell’s potato crisp factory near Leominster, but I wouldn’t have thought I was on the obvious route to there. However, someone, somewhere, is processing a huge amount of potatoes!

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  1. paulD | 16 October 2013 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    WOW !, i worked in Malvern all those years and never new it was one of the UK’s potato capitols, you learn something new every day 🙂

    Lets hope there isnt another great potato famine or people might be fleeing in the droves