UK: St Annes man still tending to his allotment after 60 years


A green-fingered 90-year-old from St Annes says it has been his simple love of gardening keeping him at his allotment plot for more than six decades.

By James Graves
Blackpool Gazette
Oct 1, 2018


The retired joiner and gas board worker says the area has changed since he first started tending to his vegetables at the Newton Drive site in 1957.

He said: “It was all fields when I first came here and everyone came on bicycles and wore cloth caps.

“I’ve always enjoyed gardening and it gives me something to do during the week when my wife Hilda is busy.”

Alan, who has two sons and four grandchildren, explained how the site was part of Whinney Heys Farm and both Blackpool Victoria Hospital and Stanley Park Golf Club were built on the old farm land.

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