Abbie Trayler-Smith

Holcombe Rogus, United Kingdom

Author and plucker Fiona McIlwain. Turkey farmer Andrew Gabriel of Fenton Farm in Holcombe Rogus, Devon, asks local people from the community for a week in December to help pluck his turkeys in time for Christmas. Everyone gathers in a shed and plucks from nine to five pm. They are paid with a hearty lunch of sausages and port. This rural tradition was passed on from Gabriel's parents. Some of the pluckers have been doing it for over 50 years.

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Abbie Trayler-Smith
Holcombe Rogus
United Kingdom
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