Everything coming up roses

THIS week’s Archive Corner picture was once displayed in the window of Middletons pets and garden shop in Worksop to advertise their rose bushes.

The photo shows Samuel Lamb standing proudly among his rose beds at his Park Street allotment.

It was brought in to us by his son, also called Samuel.

Mr Lamb junior, 83, of Celtic Village, Worksop, didn’t know the date the photo was taken, but said it was probably nearly 80 years ago.

He said: “My dad had rose beds on one side of the allotment and vegetables on the other.”

“The picture was in Middletons for a while advertising their roses. I was about four or five then.”

“Then my mother had it hung on the wall at home.”

“I used to go to the allotment every day when I wasn’t in school. On Sunday afternoons there would be seven or eight men all talking and smoking.”

Mr Lamb used to work at Worksop Galvanising.

Did you or a relative have an allotment at Park Street?

Perhaps you have memories or pictures you can share with our readers?

You can bring your old photos in to us at our Ryton Street offices, or email them to us at newsroom@worksop-guardian.co.uk, with the subject archive corner.

We are always pleased to get them.