Bonfire for Hope

Two men at Hope Allotment Bonfire
Hope allotments bonfire by James Woollen

Story by Julia Woollen | Photo by James Woollen

Two men at Hope Allotment Bonfire
Hope allotments bonfire by James Woollen

Bonfire night was a treat for Hope Community Allotment service users and volunteers on 5th November. When we had planned the event we didn’t know how big the bonfire itself would be. The plot holders on the site all collected their burnables leaving the allotment much tidier, and created a magnificent specimen of a bonfire. There was a festive gathering of all the allotment users: jacket potatoes were baked in the fire, steak pie and mushy peas were provided, and we had nice hot soup to keep us warm – not that we needed it with that fire! We also had flapjack, parkin and bonfire toffee. Fireworks were whizzing, flames flickering and a good time was had by all. A big thank you to all who helped to make such a memorable night.
Hope Allotment holds sessions 9.30am-1.00pm Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays (10am start) for £1, which includes free refreshments and homemade soup. A bring and share lunch is held on Wednesdays, when the session is 10.30am – 2.00pm.