Court Lane Allotments’ very own Linda Shucksmith has broken the records for winning the BDAC annual Cliff Jones Memorial Trophy competition for Best Plot in Birmingham. In 2015 she has won it for a prestigious fourth time in a row. A very happy Linda is seen here receiving her trophy from Birmingham’s Lord Mayor.
Here are photos of Linda’s prize winning plot in all its glory.
Court Lane Allotments is very proud of Linda and all she has achieved, with the very able assistance of her “gopher”, Bob Dawes.
As the leaves from trees begin to fall, we invite you to our Autumn Fair on Sunday 4th October from 11am to 3pm. We will have home baked produce, artisan foods, arts and crafts stalls, and plenty of the other delights to view, sample and buy.
The ever popular food marquee will once more be filled with culinary delights to entertain your taste buds. There will be home baked cakes and savouries, jams and pickles, the blink-and-it’s-gone pork bap stall and our own Court Lane Honey from our bees who have been working hard this summer to supply you with sweet yummy goodness. There will also be local food outlets to entice you even more. Teas and coffees will be available. Oh yes, and we are also having a real ale stall with local Midlands ales.
ARTS & CRAFTS MARQUEE
In our other marquee, there will be local artists with their creative wares for you to take home. From pottery to jewellery to other hand crafted items. There will also be a varied collection of stalls to suit your own interests and pursuits, including stalls selling pet foods, books and you can even have a Tarot reading.
We have invited several charities to promote their causes. Please visit Snuffles Hedgehog Rescue, RSPB, Cats Protection and a stall supporting dogs for the blind.
Our plot holders do enjoy growing vegetables, so you can visit our Community Garden where vegetables will be on display in the Portacabin and you can explore the garden with it’s varied nooks and crannies. Please be aware although we welcome visitors to our Community Garden, please do not go onto any allotment plots. See if you can spot the winner of our Tallest Sunflower competition.
We are not a site to exclude anyone so please bring your children to not only enjoy the food and crafts but also to take part in the many activities for children. From Tin Can Alley to a Bouncy Castle (providing it’s not too windy or wet).
So do come along and enjoy the fun.
Court Lane Allotments are holding a Music Night in the marquee on Friday 28th August, 7.30pm onwards.
It will be a fantastic night for anyone who loves music from 1960s up to the present day, featuring popular local band, Freefall. They have their own Facebook page, so do check it out.
Tickets are available at £5 each (2 tickets free to Court Lane plot holders, if you haven’t already got yours). Children (under 16) are free, but still need a ticket. The only way to get tickets is to collect/buy them from the site shop on Saturdays and Sundays 11-3, or by phoning Ken Simpson on 0121 350 5146. Tickets are limited, on a first-come-first-served basis and there will be no tickets available at the door, so you do need to claim/buy them by 23rd August.
Food and drink will not be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own with you.
Looking forward to a fabulous evening. We would love you to join us.
Less than two weeks to go until our annual Spring Fair on Sunday 17th May 2015. Opening times 11am until 3pm. We are sure it is going to be our biggest and best ever event at Court Lane Allotments.
On the grass at the top of the site will be a range of craft and charity stalls. There will be more stalls than ever, with some familiar faces and some stallholders joining us for the first time. When you have had a browse, try your aim at football crazy & tin can alley.
The younger children will not be left out with face painting. Then let them meet the donkeys from The Donkey Sanctuary.
In the centre of the site you can meet the chickens, buy free-range eggs and local honey, and come face to face with live honey bees (weather permitting).
Our own plant stall will be offering a selection of home grown vegetable plants for you to try your hand at growing your own, along with trays of popular bedding plants and shrubs.
Step inside the food & drinks marquee to find a mouth-watering array of local artisan produce, grab a seat and treat yourself to a slice of homemade cake and coffee, or try one of our fabulous hot British pork baps with a choice of trimmings (don’t leave it too late as these sell out very quickly).
Come along and have a great day out.
You will be helping us to support local charities like the League of Friends for John Taylor Hospice and REAP who look after our Community Garden.
Court Lane’s very own Linda Shucksmith has once again won Best Plot in Birmingham at the Annual Allotments Show run by Birmingham and District Allotments Confederation. Take a look at the photographs and I am sure you will see why she has won it for three consecutive years. We are justifiably proud of her and other half Bob for all their hard work. This is an example of how a lot of hard work and dedication can reap rewards.
Court Lane Allotments is pleased to announce we will be holding our ever-popular Autumn Fair on Sunday 12th October 2014, between 11am and 3pm. There are many attractions to keep all the family busy, including:
ARTISAN FOOD & DRINK MARQUEE
CRAFT & GIFT STALLS
LOTS OF NEW STALLS & ATTRACTIONS
So come along to support us and our chosen charity
FRIENDS OF JOHN TAYLOR HOSPICE.
Please join us on Sunday 29th June at 2pm for a lovely Vintage Afternoon Tea with Music from Stage and Screen performed by Sutton Coldfield Community Choir.
This event sold out really quickly last year so don’t delay in getting your tickets. Tickets cost £7.50 per person and are available from the Court Lane Allotments shop at weekends (Open 11am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday) or from Julie by arrangement.
This year proceeds will go to North Birmingham Cats Protection.
See flyer below for further details.