I came across this excellent little quote via the National Secular Society:
I would rather people went to their allotment on a Sunday than to church – it would do them and everybody else a lot more good.
The quote relates to an interesting little story where the Church of England is trying to evict some allotment holders in Bicester, so they can sell the land for a few million pounds and build and industrial estate. Here is an article from the Daily Telegraph about it. Now, while I have never shared my Dad’s passion for his allotment, I can completely agree with Monty Don’s quote and the campaign of the Bicester allotment holders.
In this article