History of HwDAA - Timeline
MENU  1908
Smallholdings & Allotments Act placed a duty on local authorities to provide allotments according to demand. Bristol Council established a “Small Holdings and Allotment Committee.
1914-18
First World War - “Every man a Gardener” campaign
1918
1,500,00 allotments across Britain to provide much needed food for starving nation
1917
Hotwells & District Allotments established - 5th November
1917-18
Alderman Moore field acquired when Alderman Frank Moore secures the lease on “Field No 15, South Liberty Lane”
30 acres of land acquired to meet demand - various locations close to the Docks
1919 1924
Bower Ashton allotments extended when Henry Napier agrees the lease of more land from the Smyth estate
1926
White City allotments created but not registered as permanent allotments until 1968
1926
1060 Tenants
1928
1141 Tenants
1930
National Society for Allotment and Leisure Gardeners established (Now the National Allotment Society)
1939-45
Bower Ashton allotments taken on  14 year lease by HwDAA
1957
WWII - Dig for victory campaign to overcome food shortages due to the German submarine blockade.
Kennel Lodge 1 & 2 established when Bristol City Council doneates the land to compensate for allotments given up for the Cumberland Basin and Ashton Gate improvment schemes.
1964 1965
A large much neglected section of Alderman Moore’s is taken back by the Council. (Still not developed).
1967
HwDAA gives up some Kennel Lodge allotments to allow for widening of Kennel Lodge Road as main access to the new College of Art.
1968
July 10th - severe flooding in the area - South Bristol badly affected. White City allotments inundated.
1969
The Meadows allotments taken on by HwDAA in exchange for Napier Field Allotments, adjacent to Clifton Bridge Station. Vacated site became the Police Horse Training Centre.
1997
369 Tenants
2002
12 totally neglected plots on Alderman Moore cleared and rotovated at a cost of “2027 - paid by the Council. Recruitment drive for new tenants to take plots on
2017
514 Tenants on 532 plots
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The Land Settlement Act aimed specifically at providing land for returning servicemen instead of the labouring poor.
Rownham Hill Allotments given up by HwDAA
1982
956 Tenants
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