STRAWBERRY PICKING.

Excuse the appalling photo but hope to get a better copy. The theme here is strawberry picking. Strawberries were the main industry in Crossford before the tomato houses. In the 1920`s a virus decimated the strawberries and it was necessary to bring in disease free strains, but the resourceful people of the Clyde Valley decided to go in for tomato growing which was more profitable . That situation lasted to the 1970`s when cheap Dutch tomatoes destroyed the livelihoods of the tomato growers.