Saturday, 21 December 2019

The Allotment In The Nice Village In Cheshire!

In 1998 I resided in a little village in that Southern county up North called Cheshire.  

The village  was famous for being the home of Manchester United and Manchester City footballers, Coronation streets actors and allegedly a few gangsters.  I think they call them nightclub owners?  

We worked in the village and decided to rent an allotment.  This was privately run and the word democracy did not exist.  Prospective allotment committee members were co-opted and “head hunted on to the committee”.  I think the person who dropped the least aitches was seen as the most suitable candidate.   

I once told the Allotment committee chairman that we used to hold work parties on the allotments I used to rent back in North Manchester.  He reminded me of Mr Peter Allis the golf commentator, if he had an allotment near  Manchester Airport in Cheshire.  
“Young man”, he said. 
“I don’t give a stuff what they do in Lancashire.  They do what I say here!” 

It was lovely to see democracy in action!

24 comments:

  1. Hi Dave, I have an image of you digging for spuds with George Best!

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    1. I once saw him play in a testimonial Gwil. He was called Best and he was the best. I once walked past Mick McCarthy and David and Princess would drive past us and we once saw Suzie Birchall from Coronation Street. A lovely place to live but we couldn't afford to buy or even rent. But we loved the place.

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  2. I like the expression "head hunted on to the committee".

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    1. Hi Valerie. It's amazing how people take things so serious. Even being a member of an unelected allotment committee. Thanks.

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  3. I once had coffee in a little coffee shop in that village when we were passing through. I don't think we were quite posh enough for them though.

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  4. Sounds like the same place Jaycee. You would pay a kings ransom for an ex labourer's or railway workers cottage. The people in the shops were working class but they couldn't afford to live there. Thanks!

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