NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
OPEN DAY 2020
The open day has been cncelled due to covid 19.
lets look forward to 2021 open day
After many years of keeping matters secret Harold's age has finally been revealed when he celebrated his 90th birthday on Tuesday, 30th June.2015 I only hope I can manage my allotment as well as he does when I reach that age. Congratulations to Harold.
The Big Storm - December 2013
Thursday 5th December 2013 saw some of the strongest winds ever to batter the UK. Wind speeds of around 140 mph were recorded in Scotland. In our part of the world gusts of 80 to 90 mph were experienced. We were comparatively lucky in that respect, suffering little damage, although we were threatened by a strong tidal storm surge impacting the Humber and Yorkshire Ouse, heightened by spring tides. The expected tide height on that Thursday night was given as 6.20 metres and with the surge that affected the North Sea (caused by very low pressure and strong winds) breahes of the flood bank were predicted. Some flooding occurred in the fields to the north of Booth and in the fields Howden side of the Ferryboat Inn, which was also flooded, but Howden was thankfully unaffected. Matters could have been worse but for the prompt actions of two residents of Howdendyke who saw that a flood defence had been breached and then carried out temporary repairs at great personal risk to stem the flow of floodwaters, preventing them from reaching the town.
Give thought to the residents of Yokefleet, Saltmarshe and Blacktoft who were not so lucky when there homes were seriously flooded!
Below are some pictures of damage to the allotment, casued by the strong winds. Damage was limited. We were lucky to escape largely unscathed.