Figure 4 – Map of Aldershot showing the areas marked as ‘Allotment Gardens’ supposedly printed 1930. These match quite nicely with the reports in the papers.
The Knightian Medal (left) was named after Thomas Andrew Knight FRS (1759 – 1838) who was President of the Royal Horticultural Society from 1811–1838, and developed the society’s aims and objectives to include a programme of practical research into fruit-breeding. The medal is awarded for specimens of eatable fruits, and of ornamental stove or greenhouse plants.
The Banksian Medal (left) was named after Sir Joseph Banks, 1st Baronet, GCB, FRS (1743 – 1820) who was an English naturalist, botanist and patron of the natural sciences. He took part in Captain James Cook’s first great voyage (1768–1771). He was a founder member of the Horticultural Society of London of 1804 which became the Royal Horticultural Society in 1861. The medal was awarded for specimens of the ornamental hardy plants and for culinary vegetables.
Figure 19 – The town, Aldershot, from the east, 1930
Aerial photo showing allotments ground near cemetery (bottom right) taken 1930.
The area labelled A were allotments during and after WWII, it was called Laundry Green or East End School allotments according to Brain Davis plot 47B and Peter Downes plot 68.
Figure 20. The residential area surrounding Jubilee Road and Coronation Road adjacent to the Brick and Tile Works, Aldershot, 1938
Aerial photo showing Church Road allotments ground taken 1938. The Paddock allotments can also be seen at the end of Coronation Road / Evelyn Avenue. The area labelled B called Elm Place and the area labelled A Highfield Avenue playing fields were used as allotments during the WWII.
Figure 21. The Timothy Whites and Taylors Ltd Depot and the surrounding industrial area, Aldershot, 1950.
The odd shaped red area shows land called Old Hurstmoor (Marked on the 1840 Tithe Map as plot 385 of area 6 acres 17 perches). The Association apparently owned this land until 1947.
Author – I believe that it was purchased from a George Chandler around 1924. In 2014, the land forms the industrial estate along Eastern Road.
The rectangular red area shows the allotments existing prior to 1916 which I have referred to as Denmark Street Allotments on Page 1.
This 2016 map from Google maps shows the Tennis Courts and Bowling Green along Hillside Road. There are some 20 rods of allotments just below the bowling green owned by the Underwood Bowling Club.