In 1816, an Irish family owned a farm estate with a windmill, a house and a lovely garden. In 1943, the windmill and garden were protected as Open Space and in 1957, they were bought by the London County Council. On another part of the same estate the Brixton Waterworks had been built. The workers dugs allotment plots and grew their vegetables; they also played cricked and football on the sports ground next to the allotments. Today, the waterworks have been privatised and run by Thames Water/ RWE, a German company. They plan to sell off the allotments and Lam
beth Council wants to buy them for playing fields.
The windmill allotments are a beautiful and valued community resource. To show solidarity in the preservation of these allotments, help collect names for the petition on www.windmillallotments.org.uk