The Onion is an American satirical digital media company and newspaper organization that publishes articles on international, national, and local news. Based in Chicago, the company originated as a weekly print publication on August 29, 1988 in Madison, Wisconsin.
It's been 80 years since The Dig for Victory campaign, a war-time to help the Ministry of agriculture initiative, in order to keep the population healthy saw during the rationing after the naval blockade, to reduce food imports drastically.
By 1943, most of the households had their own garden plot with businesses and public parks in the country, food will grow.My Father and I to his allotment, in Valentines Park, Ilford [East London ] about 1947, I was 10. The photography was the exhibition in Ilford Town Hall under the title dig For Victory . "Carla Ferri: "the sister of My Mother had A House with a beautiful garden, Five Minutes walk from Holloway prison [North London ]. A few vegetables were cultivated, but The Best performance was built a chicken pen out of My Father 's, and of course the eggs were always there for me. "Julia Makra: "Isabel beech dig a garden plot, with the Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens , [west London ] in the background. Isabel, my great aunt's companion was. "Jim Wilson : "My brother and father in The Garden of the old rectory, Irthlingborough, Northants, about 1944. I think My Father , the ARP [Air Raid precautions] - badge on the lapel of his three-piece suit. "Christine Regas remembers sitting among the cabbages on her father's allotment plot, in Petts Wood , Bromley [South London ]. Roger Staker: "My Father , Clifford Staker, and I in The Onion patch at the isolation hospital, Bognor Regis [Sussex]. My Father was chief gardener, and to use fruits and vegetables for the patients and also for Our Own purposes. We were practically self-sufficient. "Betty Richards "My Father used to pick up horse muck for The Garden . "Carolyn Bevan: "My Mother , Margaret Hodge , feeding chickens in their garden in Cornwall in the summer of 1942. They had to be evacuated from London with her husband and Two Children . "Margaret Holt: "My Mother , Eileen Newell, in my grandparents' garden in Croydon [South London ] in about 1942. My grandfather was an avid gardener and it was a hobby he enjoyed for most of his Life . "Hillary the modern: "My Father , Alexander hay, put the spade for the First Time in a new garden plot-plot of land in the vicinity of Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. "Margot Drury: "My Father , Gerald Selby, the on the allotment, in Doncaster, in the summer of 1940. He wrote a treatise for a local release in 2005, on war-time Doncaster with dig for Victory -as the slogan. "Jane Garner : "My Mother , Jean Garner (born Durbin), in Birmingham, in 1942 or 1943. You can see varieties of cabbage are grown and pole beans in My Mother 's hand. The allotment belonged To My grandpa who went to war in may of 1941, so my grandmother took her in. "Freda-Peach: "My Mother , Hilda, and sister, Lilian, in our Council House garden in Birmingham, 1940. My Father had a garden and an allotment garden. Our air RAID shelter was flooded, but the photo shows not an inch of wasted Space . "