The History of Watercress Production


Watercress has been grown in the UK for centuries and specifically on our farms since the 1850's.

These are some historical photographs from our extensive archive, with a brief explanation of what is happening in each. The voice is Mr William Jesty who kindly allowed us to use the images and his words to take us back to the pioneering days!

The photographs cover the period from the 1900ís onwards to the 1960ís.

Play our slideshow with audio commentary or click on one of the pictures for a larger view.