After meeting the allotment superintendent the deal was done. A 10-rod plot, as instructed by the government “will keep a family of five in vegetables for 8 months of the year”, cost me 16 shillings and 3 pence which is just under £60 in new money.
I must write to the British Ministry of Agriculture to obtain a free copy of the official Dig for Victory allotment plan.
A few days later…
The allotment superintendent called at my home this evening to give me my allotment gate key.
“See you on the sod!”
she cried as the bicycle carried her down the lane, winter scarf wrapping itself around her windswept head. Now I can really get a pace on and start doing my bit for the Dig for Victory campaign.