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Dig for Victory: All systems go!

After meeting the allotment superintendent the deal was done. A 10-rod plot, as instructed by the government “will keep a family of five in vegetables for 8 months of the year”, cost me 16 shillings and 3 pence which is just under £60 in new money. I must write to …

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Dig for Victory: Digging for Victory!

“Meet me at the allotment gates on Sunday at 11am.” – email from the site secretary Sunday arrived and despite a weather forecast consisting of rain and wind, I was greeted with blue skies and gentle breeze as I arrived at the locked allotments gate. Behind them lay a new …

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Dig for Victory: New Year, New Project

Before I started work in the TV and film industry, I worked as an Occupational Therapy Assistant at a hospital in Wales. The average age of the patients meant that there was a lot of talk surrounding the Second World War, the music of the era, the radio shows Gert …

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VE Day Allotment Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Friday 8th May sees the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. In commemoration, the members of the Leeds and District Allotment Federation recreated a traditional 1940’s allotment, at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show. At the time, many UK food imports came via America and Canada, and supplies were vulnerable …

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