The King’s Flax and the Queen’s Linen

Sep 18, 12

by A.G. Searle & J.W. Tuck.


The story of the Norfolk Flax Experiment from 1931-58. Fibre flax was to be a vital crop in the war years when it was used to make naval canvas, hose-pipes and parachute harness. Dr Searle’s father foresaw this need and George V led the way by allowing land at Sandringham to be used experimentally for flax.

ISBN 978 0 948400 78 0


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