Sun shines on Hunstanton allotment awards

Plot holders welcomed visitors to see their handiwork at the Hunstanton Allotment open day. Picture:

Plot holders welcomed visitors to see their handiwork at the Hunstanton Allotment open day. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Crowds flocked to Hunstanton for the annual allotments open day.

A scarecrow on a plot at the Hunstanton Allotments. Picture: Chris Bishop

A scarecrow on a plot at the Hunstanton Allotments. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

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.'

A scarecrow at Hunstanton Allotments. Picture: Chris Bishop

A scarecrow at Hunstanton Allotments. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

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.

Lisa Powell did a busy trade on the cake stall at the Hunstanton Allotment open day. Picture: Chris

Lisa Powell did a busy trade on the cake stall at the Hunstanton Allotment open day. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant


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Jimmy Groundsell, Mark Wilson and Bozenka 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.

The produce stall was busy at the Hunstanton Allotments open day. Picture: Chris Bishop

The produce stall was busy at the Hunstanton Allotments open day. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

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Mayor Adrian Willington congratulates Allan Rowe, who won best allotment with partner Angie Stray. P

Mayor Adrian Willington congratulates Allan Rowe, who won best allotment with partner Angie Stray. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Angie Stray (left) with Mayoress Catherine Willington and Mayor Adrian Willington. Picture: Chris Bi

Angie Stray (left) with Mayoress Catherine Willington and Mayor Adrian Willington. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Angie Stray (left) with Mayoress Catherine Willington and Mayor Adrian Willington. Picture: Chris Bi

Angie Stray (left) with Mayoress Catherine Willington and Mayor Adrian Willington. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant

Hunstanton Mayor Adrian Winnington (left) with Keith May and Paul Emerson, who won a silver gilt awa

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

Mayor Adrian Winnington (left) congratulates Mick Wing (right) who won the Green Welly award. Pictur

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

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 - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant

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

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

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 - Credit: Archant

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

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

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 - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant

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

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

Bill Cooper on the raffle. Picture: Chris Bishop

Bill Cooper on the raffle. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant

A sunflower at Hunstanton allotments. Picture: Chris Bishop

A sunflower at Hunstanton allotments. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant

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

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

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

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

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 - Credit: Archant

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