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Status anxiety

The plot to save Goldsmith’s Close Allotments

My dream of growing veg around the corner is fading, but there’s a fight still on

2 January 2016

9:00 AM

2 January 2016

9:00 AM

Since turning 50 I have become a gardening enthusiast. It started with tomatoes, then spread to raspberries and last year extended to French beans. I’ve now run out of space and was hoping to get an allotment in 2016. They’re like gold dust in west London, but one of the perks of living on my street is that the residents’ association has access to the Goldsmith’s Close Allotments, a two-acre plot abutting the backs of our houses.

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Toby Young is associate editor of The Spectator.

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