1940s – Everday life on the gardens

Back to the minutes.  They become even scantier during the second world war, with no records for 1940 or 1942 and only the briefest of records from the other years.  Richard Croston continued as secretary and it maybe that he was not very conscientious, or it maybe that the organisation of the society was neglected … Continue reading 1940s – Everday life on the gardens

Secretaries of NSHS

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

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