Simple & Interesting

The growing and distilling of lavender (Lavandula vera) was an important industry for many years.The lavender is harvested in August when the oil was at its best. The women would cut the lavender and bundle it loosely in ‘mats’ which were carried to the still-room. Where the lavender was distilled, the resulting oil was used as the basis for the lavender perfume. Moore paid one guinea (£1.10) an acre for cutting and sold the oil at forty shillings (£2.00) a pound.

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~ by desertrose on November 5, 2012.

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