1930s – Everyday life on the gardens

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

The story of Albert Huxley and the Challenge Cup

Pause for another diversion – this time into the more recent past.  The engravings on the Cup show it was awarded each year for ten years.  Rd(Richard) Croston won it in 1930 and 1932, John F Parr in 1931, Fred Beech in 1933 (If you remember, his garden was damaged by boys in 1922) and Albert … Continue reading The story of Albert Huxley and the Challenge Cup