Prepare for scares at Northfields Allotments’ inaugural Autumn Open Day


12th October 2016

Prepare for scares at Northfields Allotments’ inaugural Autumn Open Day


Will you be brave enough to venture into Northfield Allotments this Halloween weekend to walk the spooky pumpkin trail around the site?

On Saturday 29th October between 3:30pm to 7:30pm, plotholders at Northfields Allotments on Northfield Avenue will open up the gates and invite visitors to take part in some spooky fun to celebrate Halloween. 

Amongst other ghoulish treats, there will be tasty homemade cakes, plants and produce, as well as a barbeque, hot soup and mulled wine. There will be a raffle and tombola too. 

We’re also hoping that a local witch might swoop in on her broomstick.

And as darkness falls, the main path will be lit up with pumpkins.

For those who like to dress up, we encourage you to put on your best Halloween outfit to add to the spooky atmosphere. 

Entry will be free through the main allotment gates at the north end of Northfield Avenue in West Ealing (opposite Dean Court).

Don’t forget to bring a torch – you never know what terrors might be lurking in the dark.

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Notes to editors

For further information and images of Northfields Allotments, please contact:

Ian Burge
07789 515 881

About Northfields Allotments

At almost two hundred years old, Northfields Allotments is London's oldest allotment site. It dates back to 1832, when the Bishop of London enclosed the site for use as allotments by the local community. 

The allotment site on Northfield Avenue in Ealing is managed by the Ealing Dean Allotment Society (EDAS), which consists of allotment tenants. Pathways is the housing charity that currently holds the land in trust.

The original Ealing Dean allotments were much larger, with land on both sides of Northfield Avenue. However, thirty years ago the land to the west of Northfields Avenue was compulsorily purchased and built on. 

The Northfields Allotments site comprises the remaining 141 allotments on the eastern side which are fully rented, with 72 people currently on the waiting list.

In early September 2016, plotholders at Northfields Allotments were informed by Pathways that it intends to construct a new housing development on part of the allotment site, a proposal that plotholders and local residents are currently opposing.