100 Years of Allotments in St George

BEAA100Bristol East Allotment Association (BEAA) was established exactly 100 years ago in 1914, just one week before WW1 was declared, partly in response to the need to produce food during the war.

Since then they have gone on to develop 7 sites throughout St George and run a well stocked shop on the St Aidan’s site providing everything you need to grow your own produce at very competative prices.

BEAA have an annual allotment show which is mainly for the plot holders to show their produce. However, as 2014 is the Centenary for the organisation, in addition to marking the contribution their forefathers made in the war, both home and abroad, they are celebrating by inviting all plotholders, friends, neighbours and the local community to the site at St Aidan’s, Nicholas Lane, St George, BS5 8TY.

There will be live music, good food and a range of stalls to cater for all ages and interests. There will be a mini fair for the children or gardeners can get all their horticultural problems solved in a one to one session with gardening expert Mary Payne from 12.30-3.30pm. Local company Faith and Betty will also be there with lovely cosmetics made from pure natural ingredients.

Gates open to the public at 11.30am. and the celebrations will go on until the early evening.

To find out more about what they have to offer visit BEAA website – www.Bristoleastallotments.co.uk or Facebook site www.facebook.com/bristoleastallotments

The BEAA currently have plots available to rent so if you would like to have your own allotment please get in touch.

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