Horfield and District Allotments Association

 

Horfield and District Allotments Association

Celebrating 100 years – community history project

Immediate release – 1 March 2017

Horfield and District Allotments Association (Bristol) is pleased to announce our plans to run a community history project to celebrate our 100th Anniversary in 2017.

Made possible by National Lottery players through a £9,400 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), we will be running a series of small events to collect personal memories and anecdotes from past and present allotment plot-holders, members of the local community and school children who use the site.

We will be collecting information and photographs to create a web-based resource to bring together the history of the site and personal memories – some of this will be in written form, some will be as audio recordings.

Pete Clee – an allotmenteer for 30 years and Vice Chair of the Association said:

“These allotments have a special place in the community – both for plot holders and the wider community – and we are keen to celebrate our anniversary and importantly to collect the memories of some of our older members who have been involved all of their lives.  But we also want newer gardeners and younger people to take part – it will be a genuine community history.”

Two initial events have been planned:

Sat 22 April – 3pm, launch event, at Golden Hill Community Garden (GHCG).

(entrance on Monk Road / Clevedon Road, Bristol BS7 8LE)  

Sat 13 May – 2pm – 4pm: drop in community history session, also at GHCG

More details of the events and how you can take part will be developed over the next month: in the meantime please do get in touch with us and we’ll add you to our email list.

Nerys Watts, Head of HLF South West, said: “From capturing decades of memories to inspiring a new generation of allotmenteers, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players we’re pleased to support this celebration of the allotments’ centenary year.”

Horfield and District Allotments Association is a thriving community managed group with over 450 plotholders on our three sites in north Bristol.

About the Heritage Lottery Fund

Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about - from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. www.hlf.org.uk.  Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #HLFsupported.

Further information

Contact Pete Clee 0117 975 6647  - 07913 953327     or email 100hdaa@gmail.com

Website: http://greenfuture.org.uk/hdaa.html

 

 

Horfield and District Allotments Association (Bristol) is pleased to announce plans to run a community history project to celebrate our 100th Anniversary in 2017.

 

Made possible by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), we will be running a series of small events to collect personal memories and anecdotes from past and present allotment plot-holders, members of the local community and school children who use the site.

 

For more details see http://greenfuture.org.uk/hdaa.html

 

 

Horfield and District Allotments Association

- 100th Anniversary