ANOTHER SIDE TO ALLOTMENTS
This morning I had a meeting with the fund raising team from the local hospice . At our last committee meeting I suggested that any money raised on our open day at the end of National Allotment Week should be donated to this very worthy cause.
The building needs updating and some modern facilities added, the bill for this is 3 million pounds, so every little helps. They like what we had in mind for this year, some of my video clips illustrated what we have done in the past. Their team had some marvellous tried and tested ideas that would fit in well with our plans.. A site visit is planned for after Easter. Some thing Anne would like , the hospice has loads on new teddies donated each year, all sizes, and they do a lucky dip for the children with a guaranteed teddy every time. Have been given a request for the Dudley mayor to attend , the hospice is one of his favourite charities.
Bit of a shock when I thought I knew the fund raisers mother, I was a generation out I went to school with her grandmother
It was such a nice morning when I left the hospice I decided to walk the couple of miles back to Stourbridge and catch my bus. Not far from the hospice I saw a sign public foot path, that looked as if it lead in the direction of Stourbridge train junction. What a lovely surprise, after a few yards not a house in sight just a small wood , birds , wild flowers and so quiet except for the birds. The path lead to the junction where I caught the” town dodger ” a small people carrier that runs to Stourbridge town station. Its always been called this from the days when a steam train did the journey, just one mile of track , I believe its the shortest public working line in the country.