I don't have an allotment at the Hurrocks site in Swalwell in Gateshead but they did invite me to enter some of their competitions today at their annual show. I do some trade with the allotment association. Recently I swapped jam for some of their produce. Tomorrow they are likely to appear at my house with a tonnage of pumpkins and other produce which were in the show today and which will be swapped for honey and more jam.
Anyway, I decided to enter the best hen competition with one of my maran copper blacks. I'm pleased to say she came second. I have a rather nice certificate and rosette as a result.