The weather co-operated for us staying cool and cloudy throughout the morning and the sun breaking through in the afternoon as things really got going.
We have a gas BBQ at the plot which had some sort of fault so we had to start cooking on the gas camping stove (which is usually just used for boiling kettles) whilst other plot holders rallied around and brought us coal BBQ's down for us to borrow.
We had a raffle which had a variety of prizes donated by some of the other allotment holders.
The burgers and sausages bought from the local butchers were delicious and some of the other allotment holders came down with salads. We also had fresh strawberries and cream on offer.
There was also a small produce stall and a jam's and chutneys stall.
Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and it was a nice social event. We started off the day with 50 burgers and about 60 sausages. At the end of the day there were just 12 sausages and about 6 burgers left so that wasn't too bad.
We will of course be holding one next year when we hole that a few more people can attend and we can think about other things to include. We really would like to see more of the villagers turn up so this is going to be something we discuss for our next event.
Enjoy the pics.
The produce stall looked after by Andy and his family.
BBQ was sorted by Nigel and Julia and various drinks were available with your burger/sausages. Nigel did remarkably well under the pressure off initially having no BBQ to cook on!!
The salads were laid out on a table for people to help themselves. It wasn't planned the the flowers in the planter were set in the middle but what a lovely addition to the table!
Kris (another allotment holder) brought down some of her fantastic jams and chutneys and they were available for sale, She was also more than happy to chat with customers and share recipes.
The tables and chairs were laid out on the grass and it was a nice way to catch up and mingle with all who attended. Of course dogs ans d children were in great attendance too!!
And then such a beautiful sunset to finish off a wonderful day!