Digging for Cranleigh

During WWII a ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign was set up by the British Ministry of Agriculture.


Men and women across the country were encouraged to grow their own food in times of harsh rationing. Open spaces everywhere were transformed into allotments, from domestic gardens to public parks turned into vegetable patches. It was a massive propaganda campaign aiming both to ensure that people had enough to eat, and that morale was kept high.


It is therefore, worthwhile remembering how people and communities were able to pull together in a dangerous world. The world is still a dangerous place but we can dig deep, pull our resources and do what we do well, but do it even better!

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