Wednesday 18 August 2021


Nuneaton, we've decided, is the allotment capital of Britain.

As the canal circles the town, there's an enormously long section covered with them. It goes on and on and on. It's very difficult to photograph them as you cruise – a question of holding the camera as high as you can to peep over the canal-side vegetation, and the result isn't particularly interesting.

We saw hardly anyone working them. My best beloved thought perhaps they're all on holiday. It may be that in the middle of August there's not much to do except bring home some peas for tea. Not that I would know…


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