The Allotments.basil | 5/7/2006 | 7:47 am
A good crop Aug. 1909.
Proud gardener Mr Albert Stanton displays allotment produce from his plot at the rear of Lower Broadheath Stores. At this time all allotments would have been fully utilised, vegetables and fruit were grown in large quantities, some would be sold by allotment holders to supplement their low wages.
Today most of the plots have been given over to a local farmer, it seems there is not the enthusiasm in the current generation for tilling the soil. If there is a demand in the future, disused plots could be brought back into use, although this seems very unlikely.
There are moves afoot to build affordible housing in the village, perhaps the disused allotments could be put to good use.
Old Allotments site 2005.
This whole area was covered with productive allotments during the early 1900′s. Today it is used by a local farmer as pasture. People today would sooner spend a fortune at the gym in an attempt to regain fitness. An alternative way would be to keep an allotment, grow your own, keep fit and save money to spend at the Bell.