Allotment stalwart dies
By: Steve Ott
Peter Horrocks, keen allotment gardener, writer and supporter of the allotment movement sadly passed away on July 8, 2012
Happily married for over 40 years and father to two sons, Peter Horrocks was a consummate family man with a passion for allotments and gardening.
After retiring from a career working with computers, Peter began to dedicate his time to his garden and allotment. Accompanied by his wife, Peter grew all manner of fruit and vegetables – relishing the opportunity to eat home grown produce all year round.
As his passion deepened so did his commitment to the allotment movement. He was site secretary of Little Moor Allotments in Gosforth, Newcastle, was a Regional Representative and member of the Management Committee for the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners for over 13 years, as well as a garden writer and commentator; regularly supplying copy for the Society’s own magazine and writing for the Newcastle Chronicle and Kitchen Garden Magazine among others.
Peter’s wit and wisdom will be greatly missed, as will his sound advice and down to earth attitude.
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