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... some press-coverage from around the same time...
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... and a newspaper clipping from 2004; when the HDRA asked SEEOG to host their AGM in Hockley on the Saturday, preceded by a ceilidh on Friday evening. Carole recalls that Corinne Layton, another SEEOG member, prepared a beautiful Ploughman's Supper which was served with a glass of organic wine and local band ‘Garlic Spread’ with caller, Sibby, kept the dancers on their toes!
The Henry Doubleday Research Association (now Garden Organic) was initially founded by Lawrence Hills, a horticulturist, and named after a 19th century Quaker smallholder. They were based in Bocking, near Braintree, until 1985; when they moved to a ten-acre site at Ryton, just outside Coventry.
More information on Garden Organic's history, is available here.