Improvement of land

Extract from account book of farmer at Loose, Kent History and Library Centre, U106/A2

As well as offering improved means of transporting agricultural produce, and opening up new markets, the coming of the railway offered additional benefits to farmers in the area.

Hop pickers

Hop pickers arriving in Marden, from the archives of Marden History Group, 1095

The railway helped local farmers to cultivate labour intensive crops such as hops and fruit by providing easy transport for seasonal labourers.

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