Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Lost World.




Few people ever notice as they stumble from one bar to the next on Queens Road, that if they were to just stray a little further the other side of the Clarendon Park Rd. traffic lights, then hang a left, they are in unspoilt countryside. This is the Queens Rd. allotments and have, I guess, been there since the area was developed around the beginning of the twentieth century. Throughout the War they would have provided a lot of fresh food and post war they have offered chaps a chance to escape from the family at the weekend and head for the shed. There are various pleading notices asking if any are vacant, but no clues as to who owns any of them. Some are cultivated, but many are not, so I expect it’s only a matter of time before a property developer buys them and they become another housing estate. Ever the optimist.

4 comments:

Affer said...

Is that Ron in the top pic?

Ron Combo said...

Bugger! Rumbled again!

Peter Ashley said...

Ron or not, you've reminded me that it's proper scarecrow time. Not the 'local colour' festival scarers, but the old jackets and polythene bags out in the fields.
Nice post Toby, thanks.

Ten Inch Wheeler said...

I love allotments. I've got a plan to do a photo essay on the ones down the road at Leyton.