Answers in the Soil ?

Muck, Line and Thinker

Watching TV yesterday early evening (more correctly probably channel hopping, the curse of the grasshopper mind, the need to be organised (!) and too many channels) and heard the magic word “Allotments” on BBC Midlands Today (a daily local-news/magazine show which follows the national news).

That got my attention – of course. It seems that a plotholder – plot 23 to be precise -on some  Great Barr allotments  dug up a military medal while turning over the ground in 2007 and subsequent investigations by a determined group of people have discovered that it belonged to a soldier killed during the Great War (1914 – 1918). The allotment association have since decided to create a small memorial garden as a mark of respect and are naming it after the soldier whose British Service Medal had been found.

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Private William Richards was a member of the Kings Own Shropshire Light Infantry who…

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