One of the most patriotic a man can do in the present crisis is to work on an allotment. It is wonderful to see the amount of land now being cultivated, which in prewar days was used for pleasure or wasted. The allotment holder has one great advantage over other men, this great advantage is health. Health is a precious jewel nowadays, a man who has health is far more able to be of use to the country, if he has such a belonging, than a man who has not. At the bottom of my garden there is an allotment, and every evening I watch the men, and even their wives busy working, resembling bees in their activity. The man who before the war used to get up just in time to hurry to his work, now gets up about five o’clock in the morning.
I think that allotments are one of the greatest boons of the war.