Allotment in Tilbury

As it was

By Jack Doodes

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This was after the clean up when some Thurrock Councilors visited the site.

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This was before the clean up.

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The same place after the clean up and new fence.

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Another one before we started.

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After the new fence and grass seed added.

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A big clean up job.

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Harry White rotovating the cleand up plots.

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Then it was levelled.

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Making the levelling frame.

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Ready to go to work.

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Ready for the grass seed paid for by the Tilbury Forum.

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View from the top of the flats when the grass started to grow.

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Keeping the grass cut.

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The one man that helped to keep the site nice.

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And the Lady that picked up the rubbish

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The grass looks better than the rubbish did on site

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A nice crop of runner beans (some of you in the town would have had some of these to taste)

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Some of the Veg we had on our plot

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Just waiting for the crop

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Just need picking up

http://youtu.be/73ULsdeQY8I
Photo:Some ready for storage

Some ready for storage

Photo:Compair size to 250g of Stork

Compair size to 250g of Stork

Photo:Buddy at work

Buddy at work

Photo:Digging ready for winter ( the old way)

Digging ready for winter ( the old way)

Photo:Digging some potatoes ( The old way)

Digging some potatoes ( The old way)

Photo:Marking out the ground for new plots

Marking out the ground for new plots

Photo:Then I rotorvated the new plot ready to hand over

Then I rotorvated the new plot ready to hand over

Photo:We had a visit from our local arsonist

We had a visit from our local arsonist

Photo:The Fire Brigade opened the gate with there special key

The Fire Brigade opened the gate with there special key

Photo:We got a grant for some new fence

We got a grant for some new fence

Photo:with help from Buddy

with help from Buddy

Photo:An Allan Scyth was used to cut the grass when it got long

An Allan Scyth was used to cut the grass when it got long

Photo:Turning in Mustard that was sown as a green manure   To see a video copy and past link below        http://youtu.be/-HqcNn_Sc8Y

Turning in Mustard that was sown as a green manure To see a video copy and past link below http://youtu.be/-HqcNn_Sc8Y

Photo:As you can see we have become mechanized

As you can see we have become mechanized

Photo:Starting to plough a plot      To see a video copy and past the link below                  http://youtu.be/oKOXE2D7CT0

Starting to plough a plot To see a video copy and past the link below http://youtu.be/oKOXE2D7CT0

Photo:The finished job

The finished job

Photo:Shirley Planting Potatoes

Shirley Planting Potatoes

Photo:Spliting the baulks by machine to cover the potatoes                                          To watch a video    cut and past the link below                                 http://youtu.be/73ULsdeQY8I

Spliting the baulks by machine to cover the potatoes To watch a video cut and past the link below http://youtu.be/73ULsdeQY8I

Photo:The potatoes growing nicely

The potatoes growing nicely

Photo:We even lift them using a machine    You can watch a video if you copy and past this link               http://youtu.be/K_9f6sX-oB8

We even lift them using a machine You can watch a video if you copy and past this link http://youtu.be/K_9f6sX-oB8

This page was added by Jack Doodes on 27/11/2012.
Comments about this page

My Dad had an allotment on there, superb earth on that site, the amount of stuff he used to grow was incredible, he used to give it away to the pensioners in the houses next to St Chads where my Nan lived. 

Buddy Goyett - what a legend that bloke was!

By Dave Thompson
On 20/01/2014