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Articles about the history of the allotments

Consolidation Years

The Leamington floods of 1932 hit the town and the allotments hard. Occurring in late May it was claimed that the Leam...

Heritage Open Days

The site was established in 1894 as St Mary’s Cottagers’ and General Horticultural and Industrial Society, with Alderman Sydney Flavel as President....

A Brighter Future

Bad feeling arose about the way the site was being run and the Association Committee specifically. A difficult AGM in 2001 led...

Floods But No Famine

Plots were falling empty and becoming overgrown. Parts of areas E and F by the Reservoir were pretty derelict. Some of this...

Harder Times

Though unknown at the time the patterns of life that had sustained the allotments through six decades were slowly disappearing. Shopping in...