The Allotment Holders!


The Allotments 2There are currently 330,000 allotments in the United Kingdom. With its roots in Anglo-Saxon times, allotments became widespread during the Nineteenth Century when small plots of land were given over to the labouring poor. Today these small pieces of land are as popular as ever with more people enjoying ‘the Good Life’ and discovering the taste of truly fresh food…

Old Jack wanders down the road at nine,
To hoe his beans tied up with twine.
After the school run his plot-neighbour Sue,
Parks the Volvo she has much to do!
“Know anyone with spare pea sticks?”
While Eric with care some cabbages picks!
Michelle has three rows of early spuds,
Makes a change from dishwashing suds!
They share, they help, they cooperate,
And enjoy fresh veg upon their plate!

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