It all began……

It all began with my father taking over one of the allotments on Stanley’s Lane next to Clapham Terrace allotments. However when...

The Formative Years

By 1912 a total of 190 plots were under cultivation yielding a rental income of £115.11.9d a year, collected quarterly in December,...

Consolidation Years

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

Dig for Victory

The new decade opened with a commitment at the AGM on December 6th 1940 to put up to £75 of the Association’s...

A Golden Era

The 1950s decade seems to have been one that yielded the promise of the previous decades with a background of increased prosperity...

Challenges and Threats

Two threats to the integrity of the site emerged in the late fifties, one to be realised in the next decade but...

Harder Times

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

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...

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...

Grassy paths, hedgerows and old maps

Walking around our allotments today you will notice some wide grassy paths and occasional stretches of tall hedgerow. You...