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This photograph is the earliest in our archives, taken in the 1950s at the Annual Show of the Emsworth and District Allotments and Gardens Association, in the British Legion Hall. We’d like to know who these chaps are and also ask if any of the EMS readers have other photos or memorabilia from the early days of the EHS. Contact the EHS by sending an email to:email@example.com
EHS Archives and the Centenary Year - 2019
The Emsworth Horticultural Society began in 1919 with the Allotment Association. In our 2018 exhibition celebrating the history of the Emsworth Show, we trawled the archives for material, which had been usefully organised by Suzanne Holroyd and stored by the museum. Chris Shaw also searched through Portsmouth News articles stored on film, held by Portsmouth Library and West Sussex Gazette in Chichester. Even so, records were hard to come by — especially visually interesting material such as photographs. It was not until well into the new millennium, when digital cameras began to be more widely used, that photographs appeared in significant numbers. And it is only comparatively recently that people have thought about storing digital photographs on their computers or even more recently, online.The EHS would be interested to see any photographs you may have, whether printed or digital, of EHS gardening events, outings and trips, open-gardens, shows (for example of your winning entries!) or other EHS events you may have photographed. Do you have interesting stories to tell of any of the EHS events? In addition the EMS newspaper, which is delivered 4 time a year, would be interested in reports and articles about EHS events. We would like copies too.We can easily make copies and credit the photos and stories. Clearly it would be helpful if we knew when the event took place (at least to the nearest year!)If you can help, contact Chris Shaw 01243 377459, EHS digital archivist.
Help needed at the Hut
We’ve lost a few stalwart helpers this year and are looking for new volunteer cashiers and servers. Cashiers write out the orders, handle money and enrol new members. Servers collect from the shelves, measure textiles, weigh out non-chemical products and lift and carry items (up to 25kg) to cars if needed. Knowledge of horticulture and products is helpful too. If you are interested or would like to know more please make yourself known at the hut, or contact Lyn Davies on 01243 373810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.