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Allotments

About the group Breaking backs, smells changing with the seasons. Gladioli for the market and veg for the family were grown by my grandfather at Monksdale Road, Bath

Created 6 March 2013

This image shows a large allotment site (no longer there) on the Caversham bank of the River Thames.

Evelyn
Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 01:06:48 PM
London Road allotments. Bottom, left of centre. Still continues despite a corner being lost to an apartment block!

Where's Canning Town?
Saturday 8th of March 2014 09:39:08 PM
The area for Henley Road Allotments was reserved at the end of the show and is in the top left hand corner.

Evelyn
Wednesday 19th of June 2013 09:54:13 AM
New Bradwell is now part of Milton Keynes

OldGreyBeard
Friday 3rd of May 2013 07:11:36 PM
Thanks for adding the location of these allotments Diana - they just creep in at the edge of the image. Perhaps we will find clearer views in the negatives still to be conserved, digitised and catalogued.

Alison Cutforth
Friday 3rd of May 2013 06:28:30 PM
I have an allotment in North Birmingham at Victoria Jubilee Allotments. these were nearly lost forever when the land was sold for redevelopment. after a long fight, the developers were forced to reinstate 80 allotments alongside the new development. The site is only just visible to the east of Handsworth Park. Does anyone have any photos or information about the original allotments?

DianaW
Friday 3rd of May 2013 06:01:41 PM
I love your photograph and the forest of bamboo sticks. Do you have an active allotment society or is it local authority run?

Alison Cutforth
Friday 3rd of May 2013 06:01:41 PM
This image is of the Wyngates allotments in Linslade, Leighton Buzzard. The allotments still exists but are about 20% of their size shown in the photo. The rest of the land is housing and a school

OldGreyBeard
Friday 3rd of May 2013 05:57:50 PM
Were these allotment gardens tended by employees of the Co-operative Butter factory?

Alison Cutforth
Friday 5th of April 2013 03:54:15 PM
This image seems to have something for everyone. Sea, sand, industry, a pub and allotments. The latter still existing but reduced in number?

Alison Cutforth
Wednesday 13th of March 2013 03:53:45 PM
Things have changed somewhat since this was taken - are these now carparks?

Alison Cutforth
Wednesday 13th of March 2013 03:49:22 PM
Can anyone one remember the meadows as allotments?? Are there any family photos taken at that time? I'd love to see them

Alison Cutforth
Wednesday 6th of March 2013 06:25:50 PM