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Tommy’s Field Allotments – HOD
September 17 @ 10:30 AM - 3:00 PMFree
A 4 acre allotment site within the town of Morpeth on the banks of the River Wansbeck which has been in use since medieval times. There is a public footpath through this picturesque site which also has a Community Garden.
The site provides the people of Morpeth with the opportunity to grow their own vegetables and flowers on a rich fertile loamy soil. It also forms a wildlife corridor and a range of bees, butterflies and other insects flourish. The ethos of the committee is to continue the tradition to keep it as an open and welcoming green lung for the local community where gardeners can tend their plots in a relaxed and untroubled manner. A public footpath runs through the site and many walkers and local residents enjoy the open aspect of the allotments. This field has been called Tommy’s Field since the 19th century when Tommy Longstaff ran a pub and tannery on the site.