Over Allotments & Leisure Gardeners' Association

Over Allotments
Moss Bank,
Winsford,
Cheshire,
CW7 2ED
Est. 1924

In the News

A round-up of newspaper coverage of Over Allotments from the local press.

1983: Allotment awards. Bill Swift, Dempster Challenge Cup winner. 1985: Allotment awards. Bill Swift, Dempster Challenge Cup winner. 1986: Allotment awards. Bill Swift, Dempster Challenge Cup winner.

1987: Allotment awards. Bill Swift, Dempster Challenge Cup winner. 1988: Allotment awards. Bill Swift, Dempster Challenge Cup winner. 1989: Allotment awards. Robert Gooley, Dempster Challenge Cup winner.

1989: Albert Palfreyman with a
524lb pumpkin.
1990: Albert Palfreyman with his
British Record 579lb pumpkin.
1990: Albert Palfreyman with his
British Record 579lb pumpkin.

1993: Allotment awards. Bill Swift, Dempster Challenge Cup winner. 2002: Lottery award (£39,537). 2006: A councillor decides that action
is needed to improve the allotments.

2007: Lottery award (£6,940). 2007: Over Allotments
'a credit to the town'.
2007: First Public Open Day.

2007: Taste of China comes to
Over Allotments.
2007: First Public Open Day. 2009: First Children's Open Day.

2010: Discovering the history of
the Dempster Challenge Cup.
2010: Discovering the history of
the Dempster Challenge Cup.
2010: Children's Open Day.

2010: Public Open Day. 2011: Naming the paths
children's competition.
2011: Children's Open Day.

2011: Public Open Day. 2011: Snail racing at
Public Open Day.
2011: Pumpkin harvest.

2012: Children and allotments. 2012: Children's Open Day. 2012: Preparing for Public Open Day.

2012: Public Open Day and allotment awards. Rachel Manning, Dempster Challenge Cup winner. 2012: Jim Weedall, champion grower. 2013: Preparing for Plant Sale Day.

2013: Plant pot donations. 2013: Plant Sale Day. 2013: Plant Sale Day.

2013: Children's Open Day. 2013: Free veg bags at
Public Open Day.
2013: Make-over for
Dempster Challenge Cup.

2013: Tool sharpening at
Public Open Day.
2013: Public Open Day and allotment awards. Ken Nelson, Dempster Challenge Cup winner. 2013: Vegetable Competition.

2013: Vegetable Competition. 2013: Arrival of bee colony and
return of Mikron Theatre Co.
2013: Award to John and Hilary Malam for Best Allotment in CW&C's 'Something Blooming Special' competition.

2014: Preparations for Plant Sale. 2014: First notice for the return
of Mikron Theatre Co.
2014: Plants are ready
for our Plant Sale.

2014: Our annual pop-up Plant Sale in Winsford Town Centre. 2014: Winsford Town Mayor and
Junior Mayor at Children's Open Day.
2014: Now we are 90! Discovery of archive photo of William Stubbs, whose land sale led to the creation of Over Allotments in 1924.

2014: Our annual Open Day.
Oh, how it rained, but the show still went on!
2014: A happy bunch of plot-holders
at our annual Vegetable Competition.
2014: The Mikron Theatre Co cast of 'Troupers: Concerts at the Front', brought to Winsford by Over Allotments Association.

2015: Sponsorship of new trophy by Winsford Co-Operative Funeralcare. 2015: Preparations for Plant Sale. 2015: Children's Open Day.

2015: Open Day, and the champion with the cup. 2015: Our annual Vegetable Competition. 2015: A double-bill from the Mikron Theatre Co.

2015: Front page news - but not the sort we wanted! 2015: Over Allotments become the 'Pride of Cheshire'. 2015: Our donation to St Luke's Cheshire Hospice.