"3 Generations of Suffolk Farmers” – Ruth Goudy
Ruth’s grandfather grew up in poverty. One of nine children, he left school at 14 and had to make his own way in the world. This is the story of how he created a fruit farm in Suffolk, how his son had to convert to arable farming to meet the demands of the times and how Ruth and her husband have diversified and built a plant nursery over the last 20 years. There are many changes and cycles to be seen along the way.
Ruth has written for Suffolk Magazine, Horticulture Week and Garden Answers and is a ‘Gardening Expert’ on Radio Suffolk.
This talk will bring back lots of memories for those who grew up during this period of massive rural change but will also be very informative for those interested in agricultural and social history.
Entry is £2 for members and £3 for non-members.