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Winners all, from the tallest flower to oddest vegetable
Buy this photo » The prize-giving at Wildmoor Allotments, Abingdon. Picture: OX61786 Megan Hemsworth
MORE than 80 people enjoyed a barbecue and prize-giving day held by an Abingdon allotments association.
Plot holders at Wildmoor Allotments in Long Tow, off Wootton Road, gathered for the prize-giving ceremony on Saturday.
Tina Armstrong, secretary of the Wildmoor Allotments Association, who lives in Wootton Road, said: “This is the first time we have done this and it went very well.
“There was a prize for a five-pole plot, a prize for a ten-pole plot and lots of fun prizes including tallest sunflower, best scarecrow and oddest vegetable or fruit.
“The weather was nice and everyone who came along said they really enjoyed the occasion.”
Brian Thomas and wife Pamela, of Abingdon, won best five-pole plot ward, and Mrs Thomas said: “We were delighted to win.”
Phil Andrews, of Abingdon, won best 10-pole plot.
The winners were given handmade plaques presented by Tony Hammond, the longest serving member of the committee running the Wildmoor allotments.
There are also allotments off Drayton Road and at West End near the Marcham Road roundabout in Abingdon but these two associations were not involved in the prize-giving.
For further information visit http://abingdon.gov.uk/town-council-services/allotments
- The winner of the inaugural allotment award at Grove Horticultural Society’s annual show has spoken of his delight.
David Gregory, of Grove, was presented with the award for the best allotment produce by Grove Parish Council at the society’s annual show earlier this month at the Old Mill Hall in School Lane.
He said: “I was very pleased and surprised to receive the trophy. “I just happened to have the right items ready at the time of the show.
“It was a close run thing, but my pumpkin saw me through.”
Mr Gregory added: “I don’t have any magic formulas, I was just lucky.
“I would recommend entering to all allotmentees, it is exciting and good fun and the whole show generates a very friendly and sociable atmosphere.”
Prizes were also awarded for best flower displays, and Ian and Linda Mundy, of Linda’s Preserves, were selling some of their home-made produce.
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