Victor Douglas Eustace Webb was born in March 1915 and educated first at the Grammar School, Towcester, Northamptonshire, and then at the Cambridge and County School for Boys, both in England. He went on to study law at King's College, London, graduating LLB (Hons). He later did further postgraduate study at the University of Edinburgh, graduating LLM. After graduation he worked as a civil servant for the Inland Revenue in the Estate Duty Office at Somerset House, later moving to Scotland to work in their Edinburgh headquarters. Victor retired from the Civil Service in 1975 and started a private laundrette and cleaning company, with various shops around the city of Edinburgh. Victor and his wife, Greta, were both members of the Society of Friends.
Victor Webb first owned an allotment in the 1940s having come from a gardening background (see UGC 222/3/10 for Victor's planting notebooks). He became involved in the politics of allotments in the 1950s after a dispute about building near his own allotment. Victor was co-opted as a member of the committee of the Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society (SAGS) in the early 1950s; he held various organisational positions in the Scottish Allotments Scheme for the Unemployed, serving as Chair from 1975-1996; and was auditor for the Federation of Edinburgh and district Allotment and Gardens Associations (FEDAGA) in the mid-1960s. He also worked in an advisory capacity with the St Leonard's Allotment Association and the Edinburgh Allotments and Holders' Association.
Victor worked tirelessly to maintain the importance of allotments in Scotland and fought against allotment land being lost to town planning and urbanisation. During this time the Allotments (Scotland) Act of 1950 was written, however Victor insisted that the Act was not going to help allotment holders against urbanisation. He protested publicly for the preservation of allotments and throughout his life remained active in their promotion.