Photos: M.P. on site.



Cake and Cuppa: The Raised Beds

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Sunday, 13th April: at last the raised beds are officially opened by local councillor Mike Lawrence.

Three years in the planning and a year of hard work and adaptation, with help from the local business and trade community.

Our thanks to;

HSS Tool Hire,

Landywood Concrete,

Finnings, Eaton’s,

Kelsall’s Building Supplies…

and all of those who joined in the work parties (hope it feels like it was worth it).

A special thanks to the staff at SSCVA (now Support Staffordshire).

And finally the work was funded with a grant from Staffordshire County Council’s Community Wellbeing Fund.

Cake and a Cuppa …

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Thanks to everyone who supported the day today.

The cheeky photos above were taken during the setting up: these things do not prepare themselves and show some of the behind-the-scenes happenings.

A special thanks to everyone who provided cakes (and refreshments): this is done at no expense to the allotments and involves time, effort and expense …

and those cakes ?

Hmmm, such quality.

Heard somebody saying “better than National Trust cakes. And so much cheaper.”

Thank you bakers, one and all.

All proceeds go to West Midlands Air Ambulance Service.

This was voted for at our October A.G.M. as our adopted charity of the year.

“Spring is Sprung …”

Well at least according to Spike Milligan:

Spring is sprung.
The grass is riz.
I wonder where the birdies is?
The bird is on the wing.
Now isn’t that absurd?
I always thought the wing was on the bird!

“As A Cure …”

“As a cure for boredom, gardening must be the best; whether your plot runs into acres or is just a few inches of soil in a window box …”

Mr W. Belcher (Secretary/Treasurer, Cheslyn Hay Allotments and Cottage Gardener’s Association);
Report to General Meeting, January, 1963