A HISTORIC allotment which has been in continuous cultivation on this site since 1905 when it was bequeathed as a lasting memorial by philanthropist Mrs Anne Turner of Ferriby House, for the local community.
It replaces an earlier allotment given to the villagers by Anne Turner in 1895 which had been acquired to improve the Railway Station in the village.
Mrs Anne Turner was the widow of Charles Turner MP for Liverpool and their principal residence from 1845 in Toxteth. She later endowed the Turner Memorial Home in Liverpool designed by Architect Alfred Waterhouse at the cost of about £4million in today’s values.
The allotments currently have 84 plot holders cultivating a diverse range of fruit, vegetables and flowers, utilising land donated almost 120 years ago as a lasting memorial to Anne Turner.
There is a display board with historic images of North Ferriby to view on the allotment site.
During Heritage Open Days there will be a Honey bee observation hive with plants and seasonal produce for sale. Main paths accessible, some paths in between are too narrow for safe access.
PUBLIC ADMISSION IS FREE TO ALL VENUES
PARTICIPATING IN HERITAGE OPEN DAY 2023
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