Growing veggies in WWII
At the top of Wakefield Road that joined Richmond Road to the right were steps that went down to, I think, Rosehill Terrace. Down the steps were doors which led into allotments. My grandmother had one of these as we did not have a garden at Richmond Road where we lived.
She grew all our veggies and we certainly did not starve during the war. I especially remember too, the horse and cart that delivered bread. It took off at the top of Wakefield Street and went down that steep hill to the bottom. I don’t know what happened to the horse but the bread that fell off was quickly picked up by the residents.
That was in the early 1940s. Haven’t people changed? I don’t think too many people would risk growing veggies and expect them not to be taken nowadays. Nothing was ever locked up or stolen during the time our family had the allotment. Of course sadly that is very different today.