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Collier Row Horticultural Society and Allotment Association unveil new show room

PUBLISHED: 13:00 15 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:55 15 May 2018

The Mayor of Havering, Cllr Linda Van den Hende and Romford MP Andrew Rosindell cutting the ribbon at the opening of the Collier Row Hortcultural Society & Allotments Association. Photo: Diane Brown.

The Mayor of Havering, Cllr Linda Van den Hende and Romford MP Andrew Rosindell cutting the ribbon at the opening of the Collier Row Hortcultural Society & Allotments Association. Photo: Diane Brown.

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Proud volunteers of a Collier Row allotment society who share a love of gardening and growing their own vegetables held a special ceremony to open a new show room.

Councillors, residents, Romford MP Andrew Rosindell and the Mayor of Havering, Cllr Linda Van den Hende attended the grand opening of a new show room at the Collier Row Horticultural Society and Allotment Association on Saturday, May 12.

Guests were treated to a barbecue, raffles, competitions, fancy dress for youngsters and table sales.

Diane Brown, a volunteer with the society told the Recorder: “The event went very well. Mr Rosindell and the Mayor of Havering performed the opening, and we thought it was great that instead of using scissors they used shears to cut the ribbon.”

The horticultural society was founded in 1935 by Harry Davenport and Sonny Salmon and since then it has seen many changes.

The new show room of the Collier Row Horticultural Society & Allotments Association was unveiled on Saturday, May 12. The new show room of the Collier Row Horticultural Society & Allotments Association was unveiled on Saturday, May 12.

“[The show room] will allow us to host lectures and demonstrations and the occasional social event as a warm up to our official shows in July and September - all for the plot holders of our six sites and for the general members who take an interest in our trading hut,” Diane added.

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