Scope and Content

Consists of cash books 1938-1981; annual financial statement 1976; minute books 1927-1977; file of papers concerning donations 1981; list of subscribers 1976; photographs n.d.[1940's-1950's]; show records 1951-1975; catalogues 1925-1958; article relating to asparagus 1970

Administrative / Biographical History

The society was founded in 1925, with the objectives to arrange annual asparagus shows, to advertise and promote asparagus in order to increase demand for the crop, and to investigate the question of 'asparagus sick land'. The society disbanded in 1981.


  • CR VEA/AC2/1-2 Cash books
  • CR VEA/AC7/1 Financial statement
  • CR VEA/AD1/1-4 Minute books
  • CR VEA/AD2/1 Administrative records
  • CR VEA/CO2/1 List of subscribers
  • CR VEA/PH3/1-3 Photographic prints
  • CR VEA/SH2/1 List of show exhibitors and awards
  • CR VEA/SH3/1-46 Show catalogues
  • CR VEA/SP1/1 Typescript article

Access Information

Available for consultation

Acquisition Information

Deposited in 1983, CR83/3


Compiled by Zoe Watson, April 2004

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

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