Old Seed Lists (BCSS & NCSS)

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Re: Old Seed Lists (BCSS & NCSS)

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Chris L wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:07 am
el48tel wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:13 am I'd certainly love to see these. Apart from the "simple record" of the Society, the data they contain, is priceless. I'm looking at the ones so far, merely statistically, and mechanically, in terms of what was available and when. But are there any patterns in what was "fashionable" to grow? Then, I ask the question about are any of those plants grown XX years ago, alive today? Have any of the plants gone on to yield seeds which themselves have gone into the Society distribution on the annual seed list or the seed bank?
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Fascinating to see those old lists Chris, such a limited choice and for 4d a packet, just over 1.5p I think :???:
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In real terms actually quite expensive. 4d in those days would have bought a loaf of bread .... today about 1 GBP.
6 packs of seeds .... 2 shillings ..... would buy a pint of beer .... today 4 to 5 GBP.
A young worker would be earning 5 GBP for 40 hours ......
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Thanks to Tony for supplying some more lists. (tu) (tu)

Those are now online for people to see.
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Thanks Chris, this is a very useful exercise and I'm sure many of us will find it useful.

I can't download the Dec 2020 list from your Manchester branch page. I posted a link to a pdf original version of this previously in this thread which should be better than a scanned version.

Reposted: https://www.forum.bcss.org.uk/download/ ... p?id=78625
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esp wrote: Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:36 am Thanks Chris, this is a very useful exercise and I'm sure many of us will find it useful.

I can't download the Dec 2020 list from your Manchester branch page. I posted a link to a pdf original version of this previously in this thread which should be better than a scanned version.

Reposted: https://www.forum.bcss.org.uk/download/ ... p?id=78625
Should work now - I forgot to upload it..... :oops:
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Thanks to Tony R and MikeT we now have a complete run of BCSS seed lists and quite a few NCSS and CSSGB.

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https://manchester.bcss.org.uk/home/ncs ... eed-lists/
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