Rheum rhabarbarum (rhubarb to you and me)

Rheum rhabarbarum
(rhubarb to you and me)

Local historian, Mike Petty MBE, publishes a regular nostalgia column in the Cambridge Evening news. With Mike’s permission, we provide a copy of his 19 March article on Grunty Fen. In the article, Mike discusses the draining of Grunty Fen commencing in 1838—see also The catchwater–drain. Mike might also reveal the location of the infamous Grunty Fen great rhubarb plantation, oft mentioned by our local radio celebrity, Denis of Grunty Fen (the late Peter Sayers). Or does he? Read Mike’s article to find out.

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