John Day stands outside his shed on his plot on the Manor Garden Allotments at the heart of the 2012 Olympic site on April 11, 2007 in London, England. John has had an allotment on the site since 1972 growing vegetables for 35 years. Manor Gardens, bequeathed 100 years ago to be allotments 'in perpetuity' by their original owner Major Villiers, sit in the proposed North central section of the Olympic Park and are to be removed to make a footpath to the stadium. By Matt Cardy/Getty.
One small editorial comment: this really is the end of England.