Saturday, November 25, 2017

Local Trades

Dodderhill was an agricultural community and the industry present, at any period of history, was serving that community. The trades that were present in the parish were those that were needed for self-sufficiency. The main income of the inhabitants came from farming and this was supplemented by metal and cloth working in the main. In this northern part of Worcestershire cloth working declined in the 18th century.

As in other areas, brewing was an important local industry since water purity was suspect and beer was the safest thing to drink.

Brewing cartoon ┬ę Ray Aspden

Brewing was an important local industry, as the process purified the water used, making a safe and refreshing drink

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