Height of the bulb industry in South Holland

Les and Daisy Griggs.
Les and Daisy Griggs.
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Les and Daisy Griggs are boxing up bulbs in this image from The bulb industry in Lincolnshire – tulips and daffodils – on the UKfamilyhistoryresearch website.

The site says that, by 1931, 1,500 men and women were employed on 3,000 acres of bulbs. At that time, with no central heating, early flowers were sold open and flowers lasted well.