Allotments for the Unemployed in Lancashire

In the early 1930s John Robson reported that there was great distress in the Lancashire district.  To begin with efforts were concentrated in Barrow-in-Furness, Darwen, Accrington and Warrington.  A chap called John Broughton, the County Land Agent based in Preston, was appointed organiser.  Miss Marguerite Yeo was appointed full time assistant.  I imagine her as … Continue reading Allotments for the Unemployed in Lancashire

Allotments for the Unemployed. How it began and how it was organised.

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.