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Sun shines on Hunstanton allotments open day

PUBLISHED: 08:01 31 July 2017 | UPDATED: 08:01 31 July 2017

Mayor Adrian Linnington (left), Angela Stray and Alan Rowe. Picture: Chris Bishop

Mayor Adrian Linnington (left), Angela Stray and Alan Rowe. Picture: Chris Bishop

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Crowds flocked to Hunstanton for the annual allotments open day.

Allotment chairman Keith May shows the Mayor and Mayoress around the site. Picture: Chris Bishop Allotment chairman Keith May shows the Mayor and Mayoress around the site. Picture: Chris Bishop

Preserves and produce were on sale on the Cromer Road site, as the club which runs the plots behind Glebe School threw open the gates to visitors.

Hunstanton Mayor Adrian Winnington, who toured plots with allotment chairman Keith May before the prize giving, said: “It’s fantastic, there’s an incredible amount of work gone in, but people obviously enjoy what they’re doing, it’s a lovely setting.”

Hunstanton Mayor Adrian Winnington (left) with Keith May and Paul Emerson, who won a silver gilt award for his plot. Picture: Chris Bishop Hunstanton Mayor Adrian Winnington (left) with Keith May and Paul Emerson, who won a silver gilt award for his plot. Picture: Chris Bishop

Chief judge Pat Richardson said it had been a “challenging” year for gardeners on the site, as downpours followed drought.

Allan Rowe and Angie Stray won best allotment, a Gold Award and the site’s coveted Green Welly for recycling.

Mayor Adrian Winnington (left) congratulates Mick Wing (right) who won the Green Welly award. Picture: Chris Bishop Mayor Adrian Winnington (left) congratulates Mick Wing (right) who won the Green Welly award. Picture: Chris Bishop

Jimmy Groundsell, Mark and Bozenka Wilson gave them a run for their money, while Richard Willoughby won Best Newcomer and Mick Wing won Best Shed.

Chairman’s Awards went to Bill Cooper, Peter Williams and Mick Smith.

Mick Wing (left) is photographed by Town and Around's Elaine Bird. Picture: Chris Bishop Mick Wing (left) is photographed by Town and Around's Elaine Bird. Picture: Chris Bishop

Derek Cosbey (left) receives his Gold Award from Mayor Adrian Winnington. Picture: Chris Bishop Derek Cosbey (left) receives his Gold Award from Mayor Adrian Winnington. Picture: Chris Bishop

Chris Bishop, who won a Silver Gilt. Picture: Elaine Bird Chris Bishop, who won a Silver Gilt. Picture: Elaine Bird

Reg's barbecue springs into life. Fortunately, a fire engine was nearby. Picture: Chris Bishop Reg's barbecue springs into life. Fortunately, a fire engine was nearby. Picture: Chris Bishop

Richard Willoughby (left) who won best newcomer award. Picture: Chris Bishop Richard Willoughby (left) who won best newcomer award. Picture: Chris Bishop

Peter Williams receives his Chairman's Award from the Mayor. Picture: Chris Bishop Peter Williams receives his Chairman's Award from the Mayor. Picture: Chris Bishop

Peter Williams receives his Chairman's Award from the Mayor. Picture: Chris Bishop Peter Williams receives his Chairman's Award from the Mayor. Picture: Chris Bishop

Angie Stray (left) is interviewed by Elaine Bird from Town and Around. Picture: Chris Bishop Angie Stray (left) is interviewed by Elaine Bird from Town and Around. Picture: Chris Bishop

A woman and her child enjoy the bee-keeping display. Picture: Chris Bishop A woman and her child enjoy the bee-keeping display. Picture: Chris Bishop

Bill Cooper on the raffle. Picture: Chris Bishop Bill Cooper on the raffle. Picture: Chris Bishop

Mick Smith receives a Chairman's Award from the Mayor. Picture: Chris Bishop Mick Smith receives a Chairman's Award from the Mayor. Picture: Chris Bishop

A sunflower at Hunstanton allotments. Picture: Chris Bishop A sunflower at Hunstanton allotments. Picture: Chris Bishop

The raffle did a busy trade at Hunstanton Allotments open day. Picture: Chris Bishop The raffle did a busy trade at Hunstanton Allotments open day. Picture: Chris Bishop

Paul Emerson enjoys a well-earned cuppa at Hunstanton Allotment open day. Picture: Chris Bishop Paul Emerson enjoys a well-earned cuppa at Hunstanton Allotment open day. Picture: Chris Bishop

Mike Shaw enjoying a cuppa after the allotment open day at Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop Mike Shaw enjoying a cuppa after the allotment open day at Hunstanton. Picture: Chris Bishop

Plot holder Chantelle makes the most of the sunshine. Picture: Chris Bishop Plot holder Chantelle makes the most of the sunshine. Picture: Chris Bishop

A bee-keeping demonstration at Hunstanton Allotments open day. Picture: Chris Bishop A bee-keeping demonstration at Hunstanton Allotments open day. Picture: Chris Bishop

Alan Rowe on his craft stall at Hunstanton Allotments open day. Picture: Chris Bishop Alan Rowe on his craft stall at Hunstanton Allotments open day. Picture: Chris Bishop

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