Unloading Sugar Beet (1939)

Lorry loads of sugar beet being unloaded at the Oundle Road factory in November 1939. The factory, at the time, could handle 3,000 tons of beet per day. The photo was taken just after the outbreak of war and at a time when there was concern over food stocks but over-production of beet during the previous years meant that there were few concerns anticipated in this area.