Mikron 2014

Mikron Triumphs again
4X4A6337It was good to round off our season with Mikron Theatre. A really chilly evening but much enjoyed by the audience of sixty odd. Many felt it was the best yet of the 3 visits they have now made to our site..the production was witty, inventive and really funny. It was great to have so much help clearing the chairs etc afterwards. Thanks.

You can see more of the Mikron photos on Allotment Arts page. Click here to see them.

With Mikron arriving by canal barge and the last bit by transit van, it really felt like a modern version of the old ‘travelling players’. If we can get them again next year, don’t miss it.4X4A6342

 

Last stage of our Security plan..a little bit of history gone.

On the hottest day of the year so far our old, low, railings were replaced by new 2 metre ones with matching gate. The old ones were in poor condition when inspected but it was sad to see them go. The Security plan was started 4 years ago and this is the final stage in terms of infrastructure. Thanks to all who helped along the way, including WCC and WDC.WP_20140722_10_57_05_ProWP_20140722_10_59_49_Pro

Mikron Theatre return with part 3 of their Allotment Trilogy

TilCowsComeHome_Cast&Cows LOW RES TTCCH A5 FLYER_2Thelast two years have seen two great shows from MIKRON enjoyed by over 150 people last year.

This new production is taking place on Friday August 22nd at 6.30pm. Please park nearby and come on foot. Should the evening be wet the event will be transferred to the Sydni Centre. The evening is free but please bring something to contribute to Mikron’s expenses, a St Mary’s Allotments fund raising raffle ticket and a little for tea/coffee/soft drink. Look forward to seeing you there.

 

The First Annual Exhibition – 1894

We’ve received photographs of the cup presented at the Annual Exhibition of the Leamington St Mary’s Horticultural Society which took place in August 1895. The Challenge Cup was awarded for the best cropped and cultivated allotment. It looks as though this trophy was awarded for 6 years. Does anyone know what happened after that?

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We have also found the advert placed in the Leamington Spa Courier on July 21st 1894 for the first Annual Exhibition. It seems like quite a lively affair with music, dancing and lectures and refreshments. The advert below has been reproduced (for easier reading) as closely a possible to the original with regards to fonts and layout.

Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 14.52.33If anyone else has information or later trophies or programmes do let us know so we can add them to the site.

Support for Cubbington Allotmentholders

Cubbington Allotments are asking St Mary’s allotment holders for support in their petition to save their allotments. If you want to support them the information and link bellows gives more details.

“I believe your committee has already been in touch with someone from Cubbington Allotment Association in connection with Warwick District Council naming our allotment site at Rugby Road Cubbington as its preferred option for housing in the village. As of this morning we have a petition live on the WDC website, and would be grateful if you and your members could support us by signing it and passing the address on.”

The link is: (if it doesn’t work please copy it and paste it into your browser)
http://estates3.warwickdc.gov.uk/cmis/Petitions/tabid/90/ID/29/Save-Cubbington-Allotments.aspx