Gatley Hill Allotments are sited next to Gatley Hill House which was built in the mid-18th Century. It is believed that the car park and plots are on the former site of a Victorian farm, farmyard and piggery. In WWII the allotment plots were developed but subsequently the site fell into disuse. In the 1960's the site was rediscovered and slowly developed. It was then revamped in the 1980's when the Leyland Avenue allotments were closed and many plot holders transferred over. Funds from the closure of Leyland Avenue site were used to develop GHA by SMBC including repairing paths, installing of stand pipes, erecting perimeter fencing and the addition of some plot sheds. The top section of the site was provided when some of the plot was given over for the building of neighbouring flats. The allotment committee was then developed and oversaw the development of the shop and polytunnel. membership of the committee has changed over the years but the allotment site continues to thrive and develop.
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