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Did you know that today, 100 years after it was formed, the Association manages 551 allotments spread over 6 sites? The first tenant whose name was entered into the Association’s ledger on 22nd November 1917 was Charles Roberts of Charles Place, Hotwells.  He was probably gardening  “a piece of land, part of Clift House estate abuting Ashton new road near the swing bridge, containing about 1 1/2 acres”: Rent of a Bristol allotment in 1917 was 1/- (5p) per perch, per annum, to be paid quarterly in advance.  Further small parcels of land taken on as allotment sites in the Hotwells area in these early years were subsequently lost to major road building. The Association obtained a ribbon of neglected land owned by the GWR alongside Rownham Hill….. See the centenary leaflet sent out with your rent invoice for the rest of this interesting story. New Tenants will get a copy sent to them shortly after joining us.
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Did you know that today, 100 years after it was formed, the Association manages 551 allotments spread over 6 sites? The first tenant whose name was entered into the Association’s ledger on 22nd November 1917 was Charles Roberts of Charles Place, Hotwells.  He was probably gardening  “a piece of land, part of Clift House estate abuting Ashton new road near the swing bridge, containing about 1 1/2 acres”: Rent of a Bristol allotment in 1917 was 1/- (5p) per perch, per annum, to be paid quarterly in advance.  Further small parcels of land taken on as allotment sites in the Hotwells area in these early years were subsequently lost to major road building. The Association obtained a ribbon of neglected land owned by the GWR alongside Rownham Hill….. See the centenary leaflet sent out with your rent invoice for the rest of this interesting story. New Tenants will get a copy sent to them shortly after joining us.