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Newcastle Allotments Newsletter

                                                               “SUMMER” 2012


Hello everyone and welcome to this edition of Dig This. All of you will have heard of the untimely death of Peter on 8th of July. Peter was a stalwart, hard-working of not only Newcastle's allotments, but of allotments throughout the country as a member of the National Association. He was the secretary of the AWG and the Association representative for the north east and was ever-present to answer questions and offer support and advice. He will be sorely missed and our sympathy is extended to his widow Liz and their family.
The Rose Bowl has now been dedicated to Peter which we hope will keep his memory alive for many growing seasons to come and I am sure that he will be at the show in spirit.

I have called this the summer edition of Dig This but we all know that the weather has done its best to be anything like summer. Still we are all in the same boat (pun intended) and those of you who would normally show their produce at the September Allotment and Garden Show may be feeling it would be a waste of time. Please don't. We all are suffering the same problems and the skill of a true gardener will be to produce crops whatever those problems are and if the produce is not to your usual standard we will all be showing items produced under the same conditions and possibly in the same less than perfect state. We will have the usual stalls at the show as well as the crew from radio Newcastle's Garden Mania and there will be prize giving for the winners of the various allotment competitions. An interesting addition this year will be filming for a programme on Newcastle's allotments to be shown later in the year on BBC television. Good news for budding TV stars!

Contributions to this newsletter are always welcome, whether they are news items about site activities or personalities, ideas, opinions or criticisms.
Contact me on 0191 2665910 email
Or Mark Todd on 0191 2783094

The Allotments Working Group is made up of elected and co-opted representatives from across Newcastle and operates in partnership with the City Council.        


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