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Collingham Parish

Collingham & District Gardening Assoc'n

The aims of the association (improvement of knowledge and skills, the organisation of shows and promoting discount opportunities) are fulfilled by the Annual Programme: 

  • There are meetings on the first Tuesday in the month, with speakers and demonstrations on all aspects of gardening.  Please see our website (www.collingham-and-district-gardening-association.co.uk ), posters, or the ‘Fleet’ for details.
  • Meetings take place in the Mayfield Room, Memorial Hall, High Street, Collingham, Notts. at 7.30pm.
  • Outside visits will probably be arranged in June and July.  There will not be a meeting in January.
  • There is a Spring Flower Celebration in March and the Collingham Horticultural Show in August.
  • The AGM is in September and the membership is £5.00 per person with meeting fees currently £1.50 per member and £3.00 for non-members. (2017 – 18)

Committee:

Chair: David Tongue

Vice Chair: Barry Quibell

Treasurer: Marion Tongue

Secretary: David Jennings. Email – cdga43@gmail.com

Membership Secretary: Marion Tongue

Programme organiser: Hilary Sheffield

 

The History of The Association.

Collingham and District Gardening Association began over 60 years ago during the Second World War in response to the Dig For Victory Campaign. Its name was the Village Produce Association and its aims were:

  • the improvement of the local natural environment;
  • the improvement of member’s horticultural and vegetable production skills and knowledge through mutual assistance and competition and
  • the acquisition of seeds, bulbs etc. pertaining to good gardening production through the strength and financial advantages of joint wholesale purchasing. 

The annual subscription was £1 per household. A store was held in David Tingle’s yard where members could purchase most of their gardening needs at a discount. It was very ably managed by Mr Reg Golland. Eventually it became uneconomic and was closed.
In order to attract a wider membership from nearby villages the title was changed to Collingham and District Gardening Association.
Its aims remain much the same – improvement of knowledge and skills, the organisation of shows and promoting discount opportunities.