Growers on allotments plot a success

Open day at the Cotton Lane allotments in Bury. Ewan Hely (correct), 2, with a miniature garden.

Open day at the Cotton Lane allotments in Bury. Ewan Hely (correct), 2, with a miniature garden.

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COTTON LANE allotments open day in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday was such a success that items being sold for charity had all gone by early afternoon.

Growers using the allotments, off Northgate Street, joined forces for their annual open day, which raised a large sum for Leukaemia Research.

Open day at the Cotton Lane allotments in Bury. 'Ben Earl and his daughter Xanthe Earl, 14 months, on their allotment.

Open day at the Cotton Lane allotments in Bury. 'Ben Earl and his daughter Xanthe Earl, 14 months, on their allotment.

Association committee member Bill Browning said: “The day went very well indeed. More and more people are growing their own. They’re fed up with the supermarkets and while it’s not much cheaper, it’s much fresher.”

The land, managed by Bury St Edmunds Town Council, now has some 130-plus plots, worked every day of the week and particularly busy at weekends. Sunday also featured a scarecrow and children’s miniature garden competitions.