At just eleven years old Mary White could drive a tractor, milk a cow and drench a sheep, but she had never been to a shop on her own or actually purchased anything. Such was life growing up in deepest Devon when your only mode of transport was a 1930s Fordson spade-lug tractor.
Under the Walnut Trees is a ramble through author Mary White’s childhood years, and gives many of the small details of life growing up on a farm during the 1940s and 1950s. This is also the story of some of her families history.
Journey back to a far off and very different time and meet a varied cast of friends and relatives, including cameos from Land Girls and German Prisoners of War, whose lives intertwined to provide the fabric for a special and unique rural childhood