Hall Marsh Farm, Long Sutton. 2 pence. Zink, uniface, round 27.3mm. AF, or better.
This token is from the 1930s or earlier. 'The Fruit Grower Directory & Handbook' 1925 lists Hickman & Co., Fruit growers of Hall Marsh Farm, Long Sutton, Lincolnshire. They also had farms at Leverington, Wisbech, and Tydd St. Giles, Cambs. The present Hall Marsh farm is a Butterfly and wild life park.
Long Sutton is a market town in the Lincolnshire Fens 13 miles east from Spalding and close to the borders of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. It has a population of ca 5,000 and is a thriving, vibrant community. Its Friday market dates back to the early 13th century. Its main industry now is a Fray Bentos factory producing pies. It has been judged as one of the best-kept villages in Lincolnshire, and twice been named as the best small town in the East Midlands in Bloom competition.
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Farm token - Lincolnshire - Eastern England - Wisbech - Cambridgeshire