Old lorry container gets a new lease of life at allotment

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Allotment holders at one east London site will be buying their onion sets, seed potatoes, compost and fertiliser from the back of a lorry in future.

This is because their new trading hut is a 30ft container that once travelled the motorways around Britain - but has now been refitted by volunteers and will remain stationary in Ilford.

The container, minus its wheels of course, now houses an office, shop and serving area, while a sheltered space outside provides somewhere for members of the Seven Kings & Goodmayes Allotment Society to have a cuppa and a chat. Electricity is provided by car batteries and solar panels.

Allotment holder Jane Nagelkerke, who oversaw the five-week project to refurbish the new trading hut, said: "I want to thank all the members who helped, their dedication and enthusiasm surpassed anything I hoped for. We are delighted with the results and hope to serve all our member from our new trading hut for many years to come."

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Inside the allotment lorry container
Lorry container turned into allotment trading hut
Lorry container turned into allotment trading hut
Lorry container turned into allotment trading hut
Lorry container turned into allotment trading hut
Allotment holders at the opening of their new trading hut
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