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Collingham and District Gardening Association
Autumn Show 2012
The results were as shown in the attached (PDF) schedule:-
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The History of The Association.
Collingham and District Gardening Association began over 60 years ago during the Second World War in response to the Dig For Victory Campaign. Its name was the Village Produce Association and its aims were:
- the improvement of the local natural environment;
- the improvement of member’s horticultural and vegetable production skills and knowledge through mutual assistance and competition and
- the acquisition of seeds, bulbs etc. pertaining to good gardening production through the strength and financial advantages of joint wholesale purchasing.
The annual subscription was £1 per household. A store was held in David Tingle’s yard where members could purchase most of their gardening needs at a discount. It was very ably managed by Mr Reg Golland. Eventually it became uneconomic and was closed. In order to attract a wider membership the title was changed to its present one and membership now extends to other nearby villages. Its aims remain much the same – improvement of knowledge and skills, organisation of shows and promoting discount opportunities.
These aims are fulfilled by the Annual Programme:
- There are meetings on the first Tuesday in the month from October to May, with speakers and demonstrations on all aspects of gardening.
- There are outside visits in June, July and August. There is a Spring Daffodil Show and an Autumn Show, which now includes WI members.
- Meetings take place in the Mayfield Room at 7.30pm.
- The AGM is in September and the membership is £3 per person.
- A competition for gardens of various categories is held for any village resident.
President is David Lendon
Chair is David Tongue
Treasurer is Nina Young
Membership Secretary is Marion Tongue (01636 892804).
Programme organisers is Sonia Brodell (01636 892342).