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Dig for Victory

Click to play flash video 6.68 mb, duration 2:43 minutes Part of an interview with Ruth Gedye (my Mum) recorded at the Tea Garden on 7 May, 2007. Ruth shares some of her memories of the New Zealand approach to Victory Gardens (the ‘Dig for Victory’ scheme from the 1940s), what was grown, and how […]


you do know what you’ve got…

Back in January 28, 2007 I wrote over in Marginalia about the subtle erosion of the low tech/high sophistication expertise. To be honest the experience of researching and then writing the article uncovered something that has nagged away at me ever since. I always wanted to be good at history – it was my Dad’s […]