Scything on Hackney Marshes

Round the corner from where we live are the Hackney Marshes. A training ground for many a young football player and also a are sanctuary for many forms of wildlife. Paths cross the Marshes from all directions and people use it to the full on the weekends especially, were you will see families from all cultural backgrounds, picnicking, cycling and making their way up and down the canal. We even have a canal boat bookshop that stops by!
This post just popped up on the wonderful Spitalfields Life blog and I just had to add a link on my own blog. I never knew scything was still used on the Marshes.