Horfield and District Allotments Association Celebrating 100 years – community history project

Horfield and District Allotments Association (Bristol) is pleased to announce further details of our community history project to celebrate our 100th Anniversary.

Two initial events have been planned: 

Launch event: Saturday 22 April – 3pm – 5pm, This will be a drop-in session open where we will explain the project and ask people to contribute their memories, bring along old photos and any other items of interest to do with the allotments.  

This session is free of charge, and will be open to members of the public from the local area as well as plot holders. 

This will be held at Golden Hill Community Garden – the entrance to the site is on Monk Road / Clevedon Road, Bristol BS7 8LE. 

Background information previously circulated:

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.”

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 [email protected]

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