PGPT084

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PGPT084
Date July 2009
Source Photograph by volunteer

In the 1990s a decision was taken to set up an ‘honesty box’ in the hope that visitors to the garden would pay an entrance fee even when there was no volunteer to take their money. To the surprise of many, this soon became an important source of income. The first box was modern and ordinary, but Bruce Adam, then chairman, made enquiries of the Post Office, who kindly donated a Victorian box. A pillar was built to house it, using materials found in the garden.

Volunteers emptied it every day after the occasion when a thief broke the box to reach the money.