Latest news from The Chairman, Gordon, ..Awards! Skip! and BBQ

  • 1. Allotment Competition Awards: The awards for last summer’s allotment competition were given out last night.  Mick and Joyce Cunningham, plot 44, won the prize for the best allotment in south Manchester.  P.J. Rowley, plot 71, won the prize for the best allotment in  Manchester! Congratulations to Mick and Joyce and P.J..  At the present time I do not know what the scores were on all of the other plots.  I was told last night that there will be another allotment competition this year.



2. Skip:  The Council has agreed to provide a skip over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th June.  This is a great opportunity for plot holders to remove large pieces of rubbish from their sites.

3. Barbeque:  Natalie Marshall has again kindly agreed to organise the allotment barbeque which will be held on Sunday 1st July. Food will be served from 13:00 until 15:00.  Guests are requested to contribute  a salad or sweet.  Wine and beer will be on sale while fruit juice and bottled water will be provided. There is no charge for the barbeque but donations will be gratefully accepted to help offset the cost to the society. Natalie would appreciate offers of assistance .


    • BBQ…..SUNDAY, JULY 1st

    • Produce Sale , Sunday September 2nd

    • Christmas Event……Sunday, December 9th

    • AGM 2019 Sunday April 14th….Venue to be decided

Chairman’s Newsletter

Dear Fellow Plot Holders,

1. Shop: The shop will be closed during December and most of January. It will re-open on 29th January.

2. Potatoes, Onions and Shallots: Bernadette has ordered Arran Pilot, Lady Christl, Red Duke of York, Cara, Desiree, Picasso and Valor potatoes, as well as Sturton onions and shallots for Spring sowing. These will be available on a first-come-first-served basis in February.

3. Christmas Event: The Christmas Event will be held at the Rugby Club on the 11th December at 10:30 a.m. Mulled wine , coffee and fruit juice will be provided. Plot holders are requested to bring mince pies.

4. Gin Festival: Nick Walker has asked me to bring to all plot holders attention the Gin Festival to be held at St. Catherine’s Community Centre on Friday and Saturday the 2nd and 3rd December. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for repairs to the roof of the Community Centre. A poster describing the event is attached.

5. Bins: Bradley Fold has not been given any of the new black bins. I am trying to get the Council to reverse their decision but, so far, I have not been successful. We will organise a skip for February or March so that plot holders can get rid of accumulated rubbish.


Didsbury Gin Festival Poster

Christmas Event

The Bradley Fold Allotments Christmas event for plot holders and their families will be held in the Rugby Club on Sunday the 13th December from 11:00-12:30. Mulled wine and soft drinks will be provided; please bring some mince pies.

For those looking for a last minute Christmas present, the Soup Book has been reprinted and copies will be available. Written by Graham Carlisle and illustrated by Anne Mackinnon, the book costs £4.95. Greeting cards showing views of the allotments will also be available.

The 2015 Allotment Competition Certificates, as awarded by the Council to successful plot holders, can be collected at the event.