Allotment space opened up for green-fingered folk

Lorna Bearid wants to turn her land in Dobroyd, Todmorden into allontments.
Lorna Bearid wants to turn her land in Dobroyd, Todmorden into allontments.
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A Todmorden woman is to open up some of her land so it can be used as allotment space once again.

Lorna Beaird, 63, moved to Todmorden 34 years ago to develop land and build a coach house at Dobroyd Road.

It’s thought some of the land was used for allotments around 40 years ago, but prices were put up and people could no longer afford them.

Now Lorna wants to revive some of the land she owns - a plan she had put on hold after the death of her daughter.

“I want to make the land available for local people to use,” Lorna said.

“They will be able to grow their own produce and take the land back to what it was used for originally.

“It’s near the canal and the bluebell wood, which is like heaven on earth.

“There’s vehicular access, so people would be able to get to it.

“I’m really quite excited about it and I’m sure there will be lots of people who are interested.”

If you would like to know more about the land and would be interested in setting up an allotment patch, please contact Lorna on 07535 033 065.