Preparing a school Victory Garden
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I interviewed John Quirk at his home on 19 May, 2007. John remembers how he and a group of his fellow students developed land at Wellington College in 1940. John and his mates were boarders, and is possible the headmaster simply found something for the boys to do. John noted after the interview that some of the boys had to use crowbars to loosen the ‘soil’ as part of the development – the tools can be seen in the photo. John left the school before he got to see any of the fruits of his labour. He took the photo of his school chums, that’s his shadow in the foreground.