Marlborough Express Photographs From August 1957
Old Folks Help Themselves

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Record 77/223
Copyright The Marlborough Express Newspaper Co. Ltd
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Collection Marlborough Express Negatives
Description Image from Negative number 123, referenced to scrapbook 1 - No.1 to 641, 23.7.57 to 28.8.57 - and published in The Marlborough Express Wednesday October 2, 1957, page 6.

"Members of the Marlborough Old Folk and Pensioners Association want to build a two-rink bowling green and a miniature croquet lawn behind their clubrooms in High Street, but such a project requires finance - and the Association has not a great deal of money. Still, the oldsters are not overcome by the problem; they decided to plant the area in potatoes and earn the necessary cash with the crop. Here are shown members, whose age averages over 70, planting the three-tenths-of-an-acre plot yesterday. They bought a small quantity of the seed potatoes, the bulk being donated by local seed and produce stores. Manure was also donated. The Association hopes to dig three tons of potatoes when the crop matures".
Year Range from 1957
Object ID MEX0.900.0070
Object Name Negative, Photographic
Place Marlborough
Studio The Marlborough Express Newspaper Co. Ltd
Title Old Folks Help Themselves
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Last modified on: April 12, 2013