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Photo Shoot

September 19th/20th

A photo shoot will be taking place on the allotments on the weekend of 19th and 20th September. This is for a book we are publishing on the Royal Paddocks Allotments, which will form part of the centenary celebrations next year to commemorate our Royal Warrant from George V on 30th June 1921. The book will include: a history of the allotments; various themes, such as the buildings, pumps, social events, café, wildlife, etc; and photos, old and new.

Katie Downham, daughter of plotholder Mary Downham, and plotholder James Bell will be taking the photos on the above dates. If the chance of a photo of you and your plot appearing in the book appeals to you, please send an email to with your plot number and the time and day you are likely to be on your plot. Conversely, if you definitely do not want you or your plot to appear, send an email stating this to

Katie is also scanning old photos for possible inclusion in the book. If you have a photo you think may be of interest, please pop it through Katie’s letterbox at 34 Church Grove (opposite the RPA gates) in an envelope with your plot number and contact details on the front, plus any relevant information such as what’s happening in the photo, who is in it and the date on which it was taken. Katie will scan the photo and return it to you.

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