CHESTERFIELD: Allotment stalwart Cecil Mitchell receives retirement gift

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Chesterfield & District Smallholders Association celebrated 100 years of allotmenteering. The sun came out on cue for an open air buffet where members new and old exchanged stories of gardening over the years.

Members didn’t forget their animal friends either, pygmy goats Gandalf and Moonpie came along too and were a big hit.

This year Mr Cecil Mitchell, who has been on the allotments for over 50 years is retiring, and was presented with an engraved glass and certificate.

A big thank you to all in making it a successful afternoon.