|The crowds and the Tea and Coffee at the entrance to the site|
Tea, cakes and other refreshments were available to the visitors (of which there were more than 350).
As well as the opportunity to visit the plots those attending could see Beekeeping, a selection of old tools and a rebuilt Anderson Shelter.
Anderson shelters were used during the war (WWII) and many became sheds after the war finished - Simon who is a dedicated allotment keeper and something of a local historian had rebuilt a shelter which was on show complete with gas mask and wind-up gramophone, it was a hit with many of the visitors.
|The WW II shelters were a hit with older visitors|
I have often mentioned how lucky I feel to have this area that I can call my own and I suppose that once a year to have the 'General Public' on site is not that big a burden but I would say that the behaviour of those attending was mixed, many were charming and engaged some though I would say appeared to pay little heed to the plot holders and expected to be able to roam at will and taking all around for granted.
|Beekeepers- Spot the Queen|
I spent some time talking with people I know (very pleasant) and some very nice strangers - but it was wearing and I'm pleased I was there to make sure that I could keep an eye out on what they got up to.