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Railways and allotments

Postby peter » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:49 am

The two seem to be inextricably linked.
Just seen a popular and well tended site as my Virgin Train from Euston was zipping north near Leighton Buzzard.

Every train line I visit for the first time I see allotments.
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Re: Railways and allotments

Postby Primrose » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:28 pm

Long may the connection continue! I think a lot of people in the past whose gardens backed onto railway lines have used the embankments behind their gardens as unofficial allotments too
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Re: Railways and allotments

Postby Pa Snip » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:00 pm

Peter, when the days of the big name rail companies existed, before British Rail, many allotments were provided for staff by the side or close to railway cottages or even by platforms as exemplified at Beamish Museum


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Re: Railways and allotments

Postby Primrose » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:22 pm

Sadly if you had those kind of growing facilities on platforms these days, everything would be stolen overnight when it was at ripening stage !
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Re: Railways and allotments

Postby oldherbaceous » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:27 pm

I'm not surprised it was well tended, since it was close to me.... :)
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Re: Railways and allotments

Postby Pa Snip » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:35 pm

oldherbaceous wrote:I'm not surprised it was well tended, since it was close to me.... :)



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Seeing OH's comment did just that for me, I knew I had a picture somewhere of him on his plot >>>> found it, taken whilst waiting for a train.


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Re: Railways and allotments

Postby oldherbaceous » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:19 pm

Parsnip, you always make me smile, just like the man in your picture.... :)
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Re: Railways and allotments

Postby rowbow » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:46 am

The Midland steam trust at Quorn Leic's, have a dig for England team at the station, the open days are usually themed on wartime events.
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