Prize-winning flowers and vegetables on display at Astley Bridge allotment fun day
A DAZZLING array of prize-winning flowers and vegetables were on display at allotments in Bolton.
The annual show, at Moss Lea Model Allotments, Moss Bank Way, Astley Bridge, was held on Saturday and also featured confectionery made by tenants.
About 50 people visited the allotments where growers were offering fresh produce for auction, as well as accolades handed out for the best vegetables and flowers.
Gwen Kinloch, who has been a member for 15 years and involved in organising the show for the past three, said: “We open the site to visitors to have a look at the display of produce. “There’s all sorts — potatoes, onions, cabbages, tomatoes. A few exotics, globe artichokes, courgettes, some flowers. It’s been a good year for flowers.”
Younger visitors enjoyed helping allotment holders tend to their sites, digging potatoes and learning about growing fresh produce.
A number of prizes were given out to the best entries, including a Blue Ribbon, which was awarded to Jeanne Bilardi for her colourful flowers.
Allotment holders involved in the event included Derek Eccles — Moss Lea’s longest-serving allotment holder — who was joined by his grandchildren, and Ken Worsley.
Visitors were also entered into a prize draw and enjoyed refreshments at the event.
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