Strawberry Dodgers

“Strawberry Dodgers”, they called that nondescript collection of humanity. These people of a bygone age, were engaged to pick the luscious fruit which has been synonymous with the Holt area of Wrexham for more than a century.

Never was a more inappropriate description given to those who slaved through the midsummer sun and rain, at the back breaking task of picking and packing strawberries for dispatching to the markets of the North West.

The term ”dodger” is believed to have arisen from the fact that these people used to dodge around the country seeking work in the fields at planting times and harvesting.

strawberry dodgers portrait shot