Thursday, 15 March 2012

On the eighth day, God created allotments

Now we are in Lent and approaching Good Friday when folk on allotments traditionally plat their potatoes my mind has been turning more and more to the need to prepare the plot.

I was pleased to notice that David Boyle has published a short book on the origin and traditions of allotments, as he says:

......I wanted to bring the story alive, from Jesse Collings and ‘Three Acres and a Cow’ to Dig for Victory, and the campaign of direct action that led to the same thing in the First World War – and some very strange byways of twentieth century politics, the long lost radical tradition of Back to the Land, which came so near and yet so far from changing the nation completely

The book is available here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Eighth-Created-Allotments-ebook/dp/B007J99YZ2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331512061&sr=8-1#_

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