I have started to work on an expanded edition (or maybe a second volume ?) of “Reading Allotments”.
Initially this will include some new research on the 1908 Small Holdings and Allotments Act and World War I in Reading.
“Reading Allotments” concentrated on the allotments of today, or the recent past such as Cow Lane. There were many other sites in Reading that no longer exist which I will be investigating, including large sites such as Manor Farm.
Yesterday was the official start of this new project as I returned to the dizzy heights of Reading Library Local Studies Section to pore over microfilms of the Berkshire Chronicle for this period.
“Reading Allotments” is free to download for iPad from the iTunes store.