Bob collects Hexham allotment award
Last updated at 08:39, Wednesday, 13 February 2013
KEEN gardener Bob Potter is the prince of the plots after picking up a prestigious award for his pristine allotment.
The lovely vegetables he produces from his allotment at Wydon Park earned him a highly commended award in Hexham Town Council’s annual gardening awards.
And there was special applause when he collected his certificate at the town council’s January meeting – for Bob is blind.
He goes gardening accompanied by his guide dog Clyde, and carries out a lot of his planting totally by touch.
**Read the full story in this Friday’s Hexham Courant.
First published at 08:31, Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1885Saturday, June 20th, 1885
Over 2,000 people attended the Temperance Gala held at Greencroft Park, Haltwhistle.
Led by the Bardon Mill Brass Band, 12 temperance societies paraded through the town, prior to an open air meeting in the park.
During the event the Rev. J.M. Russel condemned the House of Commons for rejecting a proposal to increase taxes on spirits and beer.