From The Archives of Stockingford Allotment Association

Nuneaton Memories were recently offered the opportunity to take a look through the archives held at Stockingford Allotment Association. These documents can be found HERE just wait for the page to open then use the left / right arrow at the top to turn the page

The club started out very small as you can see from this photo

The Pavilion Club of Stockingford Allotment Association as seen here in 1947

The Pavilion Club of Stockingford Allotment Association as seen here in 1947

The head office was situated at The Institute in Church Road, the club owned quite a large area of land spreading from Church Road to Grove Farm. Over the years this has been disposed of and houses now occupy what was once allotments.

Concert room of The Institute - or as it was known "The Cabbage"

Concert room of The Institute – or as it was known “The Cabbage”

Institute Allotments, Church Road. As frozen food became the housewifes option, allotments fell out of favour and land was eventually sold off.

Institute Allotments, Church Road. As frozen food became the housewifes option, allotments fell out of favour and land was eventually sold off.

During a look through the archives held by SAA, fascinating letters were discovered, letters apologising for lack of beer, wine & spirits due to War. These documents are now saved here for all to see and read.
if YOU have any archive material that could be used on Nuneaton Memories please get in touch by emailing MarkNuneaton@aol.com
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