Archive: Basket industry relied on Aylesbury duck trade

May 1946
May 1946
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Pictured in May 1946 is Mr HJ Taylor hard at work at the LMS Basket Works in Park Street, Aylesbury, where at the time, he was the only employee.

Basket weaving was a trade well known in and around the town, most of it linked with the transport of the town’s most famous commodity, the Aylesbury Duck, to the London markets.

In the main baskets were made out of willow which was grown locally on what were known as osier beds.