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A picture tour of Ewelme - a Picturesque Village in the county of Oxfordshire
Water-Cress Beds at Ewelme
Water-Cress Beds at Ewelme - by Edward Lever ©
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Photographer: © Edward Lever (Gallery)(29th July 2014)
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Water-Cress Beds at Ewelme

Ewelme was a major producer of water-cress for around a hundred years, but commercial production ceased in the 1980's because of the risk of contamination from the nearby road. The Ewelme Brook which feeds the water-cress beds rises at a chalk spring in the village. The water temperature is a constant 10 degrees C throughout the year, which favours the cultivation of the water-cress. Henry VIII is reputed to have bathed in the spring to benefit from its healing powers.
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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 5D
Focal length: 71 mm, Aperture: f 8, ISO: 100, Exposure time: 1/200 sec, Exposure Bias: -0.66666666666667 EV
Date/Time Creation: July 29, 2014, 3:31 pm
ImageID:1191498, Image size: 3000 x 2000 pixels

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Comment by rustyruth(30th July 2014)

I wondered where we were going with this one until I opened the thumbnail. Very interesting read Edward. You can't beat a bit of fresh watercress.

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