I decided to investigate The Society of Friends Allotments for the Unemployed Scheme. A google search brought up a blog from Birmingham library archives with some references and links, so I won`t repeat anything you can find there. https://theironroom.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/allotments-for-the-unemployed/ After some more rummaging around on the internet I discovered that the Society of Friends have … Continue reading Allotments for the Unemployed. How it began and how it was organised.
In the 1930s the UK experienced an economic depression causing unemployment and widespread poverty, particularly in the industrial areas. Wigan must have had a reputation for being particularly badly affected as George Orwell was commissioned to write an account of poverty in the North and he visited Wigan in February in 1936, before going on to … Continue reading 1930s – Everyday life on the gardens
Last week was the AGM of NSHS when the secretary stood down and, as nobody else had been put forward, I agreed to take over. There was a bit of a debate, as I am one of the trustees, but everyone agreed. I had a hand over meeting with the outgoing secretary, Darren Rudd, last … Continue reading Secretaries of NSHS