Over the past few months, Jeremy has been coordinating a community history project to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Horfield and District Allotment Association, which covers 3 sites and 450 allotment plots in North Bristol.
Two drop-in sessions have been held to date, attracting over 50 people to sign up to submit stories, photographs and oral history recordings. Our next step will be to set up some oral history sessions – more details of which will follow shortly.
Volunteers trawling the archives at Bristol Records Office have unearthed some fascinating facts, including:
The community history project was recently featured on BBC Radio Bristol: you can listen to this interview at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04z3xlg (starts at 2hrs 48).