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1945 Punch: On the eve of Victory WW2

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“I shall celebrate Victory-day by switching over to asparagus.”

February, 1945. Allotment gardeners near a factory speak optimistically of planting ‘luxury’ crops once the end of the war comes. (In May, 1945.) Scarcity of food will still be an issue for some years ahead.

December 31, 2012   Comments Off on 1945 Punch: On the eve of Victory WW2

Started in 1886, UK allotment garden threatened with closure

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Gardeners fight to keep their allotments.

Council wants 600 houses to replace Farm Terrace Allotments in Watford, UK

Excerpt from Dec 20th meeting news report in the Watford Observer:

Representatives of the allotment holders were also allowed to address the committee before the cabinet members were questioned.

One representative, Marion Harvey, said allotment-holders had always supported the health campus and the new hospital.

She added: “It is particularly the annexation of Farm Terrace we have found difficult to understand and in all honesty I still can’t see a real reason why it should go ahead.”

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December 31, 2012   Comments Off on Started in 1886, UK allotment garden threatened with closure