Glasshouses recalled

This morning there is  a reminder of the time when the Lee Valley was ‘London’s greenhouse’.  

The Daily Telegraph has an obituary of Bert Hazell who has died aged 101 and was the oldest living former MP.

A former president of the National Union of Agricultural and Allied Workers, he first joined the union staff in 1937 looking after members working in Lee Valley glasshouses. It was this market gardening which persuaded Jack Cohen to have the Tesco headquarters at Cheshunt.

See page 88.

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