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The Decline of Charcoal Burning

Charcoal burning in the Wyre Forest. The photograph shows one of the last charcoal burners in the Wyre Forest sitting in front of his turf hut with his dog and tools. To the right is a wind break and oak-spade basket for raking

[Image from: Bewdley Museum, 1930s or 1940s]



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