Rose Chandler of Hoylake Allotment Association has contacted me with the following unfortunate news:
On Friday 30th August our allotment site was subjected to a vicious arson attack. 7 sheds, a greehouse, several fruit trees and fruit bushes were destroyed.
It does not look like the work of common or garden vandals. The fires appear to have been started on two separate plots right in the middle of the site and then it spread to others. One of the plotholders affected had a minor heart attack after the event and has given up his allotment.
So, did you happen to see anything unusual in the Sandringham Avenue area on that day? If you can provide any information please contact HoylakeAllotment@aol.com
Photo above is stock photography and not from the actual allotment site.