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Horspath Village Allotments Project

Autumn 2012 - Kath & Julie tidying their plot. (Photos: Chris Pym)

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Autumn 2010 - Hard work turned the barren field into productive plots. (Photos: Chris Pym)

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Hard work on new plot, November 2010.

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Bob & Melissa Swan hard at work preparing their new plot for next years crops!. (Photo: Chris Pym)


Pumpkins for Halloween.

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Becky with a barrowload. (Photo: Chris Pym)
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Nigel shows off! (Photo: Chris Pym)


Autumn 2010 - Hard work turned the barren field into productive plots. (Photos: Chris Pym)

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18 July 2010 - Allotments Big Lunch Day.

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Panoramic photo-montage of plot holders enjoying lunch al fresco. (Photo: Rob Judges)
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Peter E and friends at lunch. (Photo: Chris Pym)
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Peter E at lunch with Chris Pym.
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Jolly plot holders and friends at lunch. (Photo: Chris Pym)


June 2010 - The source of the Old Spring is found.

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Our friendly neighbour clears a track to the spring.
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Showing the old stone basin under the spring.
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Overhead view of the old stone basin.
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A better view of the spring and basin.


10 to 17 April 2010 - Plot holders work in good weather.

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View up our hill with parked car, so track accessible.
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View down our hill with lovely view towards Garsington.
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A well defended plot with cloches.
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A rustic frame for beans or peas.
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Arriving at the site by van with rotovator on board ....
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.... while the workers arrive by bike.
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The heavy work of digging a drainage ditch ....
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.... and the examining the work!
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Rotovating one of the lower plots.
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A well earned rest inthe sun.

4 April 2010 - Plot holders start work.

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The bad state of the ground after heavy nightlong rain ....
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.... making working conditions very difficult.

19 March 2010 - Marking the harrowed plots with corner pegs.

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The west side plots marked.
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The work goes on in the rain

15 March 2010 - Harrowing the plots in bad conditions.

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Harrowing up the slope.
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The tractor is getting bogged down.
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The poor tractor needs a drink.


7 March 2010 - Working party to cut back the road-side hedge.

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The hedge before work started.
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The work just starting.
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The work under way.
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Tree felling.
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The work completed.


14 October 2009 - The area being ploughed by neighbouring allotment holder.

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24 September 2009 - Stalwart gardeners digging out ragwort from the sprayed the area,
and ragwort loaded for removal.

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9 September 2009 - Farmer Ben spraying the area, then loading up the quad bike sprayer when done.

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21 July 2009 - the marker posts are in place.
The new allotment plots will be in the area to the right of the posts.

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