Hunstanton set for allotments open day

Hunstanton Allotement is having an open day - Committee member Derek Cosbey in his allotment. Pictur

Hunstanton Allotement is having an open day - Committee member Derek Cosbey in his allotment. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Plotholders will be welcoming visitors when they stage their annual open day.

Hunstanton Allotement is having an open day. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Hunstanton Allotement is having an open day. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Northfields Allotment Club, in Hunstanton, is throwing open the gates of its four-acre site, off Cromer Road, on Sunday, July 31.

There will be home-grown produce and preserves stalls, a barbecue and more than 50 gardens open to visitors.

Club chairman Keith May said: 'It hasn't been the best of summers for growing but our plot holders have persevered and the allotments are starting to bear fruit.

'We always look forward to welcoming families and fellow gardeners to see our work, sample some of our produce or even find out how they can get their own allotment.'

Stalls include honey and hand-made wooden toys for sale, demonstrations by beekeepers and master composters, second-hand books and home-made cakes.

There will also be information about the National Allotments Society, and advice on hand about how to apply for an allotment at the site.

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Northfields dates back to around the time of the Second World War, when cars and black market petrol were believed to have been hidden among the fruit trees and wigwams of runner beans.

Today the club boasts members from their 20s to their 80s, who grow their own fruit and vegetables on the site.

The open day is being held on Sunday, July 31 from 10.30am - 3pm. Admission is free.

The site is on Cromer Road, next to Glebe House School. Visitors are asked to follow the signs, park up at the school and walk to the site.

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