GREEN-fingered Frank Bebbington got a big surprise when he turned up at his allotment.
Fellow plot-holders at Nutgrove Allotments had clubbed together to buy some champagne and baked a cake to help him celebrate his 90th birthday.
Nutgrove Allotment is a council owned site. However the holders have formed their own Allotment Association and work hard to obtain external funding to improve the site.
They recently had a compost toilet installed on site, which has proved a great success.
Not only is it environmentally friendly, but it means allotment holders can spend the whole day on site.
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