Crossflatts Park, digging for victory

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Carr
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Crossflatts Park, digging for victory

Postby Carr » Thu 21 Feb, 2019 5:14 pm

lower down the sloop from the football field it is possible to see ghost marks of what was possibly digging for victory plots. You have to go at the right time when the grass has been cut but there are lines with 90 degree angles on them. They don’t look the same size as an an allotment plot so does anyone know what caused them.
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TABBYCAT
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Re: Crossflatts Park, digging for victory

Postby TABBYCAT » Fri 22 Feb, 2019 11:58 am

Mentioned here on a very old thread.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=58&start=70


The picture is not very good as for some reason photo's posted at that time seem to be badly screwed up when viewed now,possibly when the forum software was updated I would guess.
Carr
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Re: Crossflatts Park, digging for victory

Postby Carr » Fri 22 Feb, 2019 1:07 pm

Thank for that, the marks are regular but I would say they would be to small for a standard sized plot.
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Re: Crossflatts Park, digging for victory

Postby volvojack » Fri 22 Feb, 2019 10:26 pm

Not having moved to Beeston until 1946 I don't remember anything much below the football pitch but having phoned my Pal Ken Elmy who lived all his life in Firth Mount Beeston he says that during the War they used to pull up swedes and knew them raw which is just what we used to do after football on East end park walking home up York Road.
It might sound quite revolting but I can assure you that when you are hungry you will eat anything.
Kens memory seems quite clear on the area below the Football pitch.
We lived in Barkly Parade and in the next Street was a family called Carr, in relation ?

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Re: Crossflatts Park, digging for victory

Postby volvojack » Fri 22 Feb, 2019 10:45 pm

I kissed my first girl Myfanwy Knight who had been sent up from Cardiff away from the Bombing to a relatives Fish and chip shop at the end of our Street We walked up to the Bowling green shelter and I was in heaven. Seventy years later I am married to a Welsh Lass.
Carr
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Re: Crossflatts Park, digging for victory

Postby Carr » Fri 22 Feb, 2019 10:45 pm

Thanks for the info mate and sorry I’m not a Carr I’m a Topp. When the conditions are right I will get a picture
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