I’ve had my plot at Normanton Allotments for about 9 years. My dad and I worked on it together and when he couldn’t look after it anymore I took it over.
The idea of having an allotment came to me after watching a lot of gardening and allotment TV programmes. I was curious and wanted to give it go.
I work full-time as an engineer and the allotment provides me a complete contrast to work life. It’s an escape from the modern world and all its stresses, and very relaxing after a hard day at work.