Hunstanton allotmenteer Peter digs for victory

Peter Williams holding the Best Allotment Shield with (left to right) John Brazier, Derek Cosbey, Chris Bishop, Pat Richardson, Derek Bowyer, Cllr Clutton, David Elvidge, Ali Aldridge, George Suranyi and Steve Bristow
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Peter Williams holding the Best Allotment Shield with (left to right) John Brazier, Derek Cosbey, Chris Bishop, Pat Richardson, Derek Bowyer, Cllr Clutton, David Elvidge, Ali Aldridge, George Suranyi and Steve Bristow MLNF16EB04151 www.townandaround.net ANL-160427-103628001

Peter Williams, of plot 9B at Hunstanton’s Northfields allotments collected a gold medal in the Green Welly Award bestowed by his peers.

The allotment holder’s club’s Environmental Award and the Best Allotment Award were won by Mr Williams at the annual presentation evening on April 21.

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And as if this was not enough he also baked a magnificent ‘Allotment Cake’ that was raffled.

Chairman Keith May thanked Pat Richardson, who judged and presented certificates with the mayor Andrew Murray, a plot holder himself, at the club’s popular open day.

Mr May also presented Pat with the Chairman’s Commendation for all his work throughout the year.

Reflecting that the next time members would be in the Town Hall would probably be EU referendum day, secretary David Elvidge peppered his remarks with concerns for the Brussels sprout and Dutch hoe, keeping the audience chuckling throughout.

He reminded members that Mr May had reached a milestone with the association during 2015, having attended all 100 meetings of the club since its inception.

President Elaine Clutton said: “I am honoured to be President this year as part of my role as chairman of the general purposes committee and I’m delighted to see that all the plots are occupied and currently there is no-one waiting for an allotment.”

Bronze awards went to: Geoff Herring, Jeni Hoooper, Stephanie Leonard, David and Poppy Nice and Jim and Kim Wilson.

Taking Silver were: Ali Aldridge, Barbara Bamfield and Tina Smith, Derek Cosbey and Jimmy Groundsell.

Shed of the Year went to Sarah Teague and a second Chairman’s Commendation went to Steve Bristow to sit alongside his Silver Gilt Award. More Silver Gilts went to Derek Bowyer,

George Suranyi and Karen and Richard Stock.

Best Newcomer went to Chris Bishop who also took a Gold Award alongside David Elvidge, Peter Williams and John and June Brazier.