Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Allotments

My father reminds me that Rob Morris asked me what an allotment is following my Digging for Victory post. According to Mr Havers - whenever people call me Mr Havers I always assume they're asking about my father - there was a letter in the Telegraph Saturday last that said.

The Smallholdings and Allotments Act 1908 states that if allotment authorities "are of the opinion that there is a demand for allotments....in the borough, district or parish, the council shall provide a sufficient number of allotments to persons...resident in the borough, district or parish and desiring the same"

Mr H and I had always thought allotments were a post WW1 thing. The term means "a portion allotted" or " a small piece of land rented by a person to grow vegetables on".

Not an allotment but close!

3 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

That picture has made me go all nostalgic!

r morris said...

Never heard of such a thing. Great idea, though.

ian russell said...

and all that for £10 a year!