the Jewel in wellesbourne’s crown
Matt Baker and the team came to Wellesbourne on Friday 9th August, to record an episode about the life and times of local hero and MP, Joseph Arch. Filming was triggered by events by Wellesbourne Allotment Association and other local organisations marking 100 years since Joseph Arch died.
"We believe Wellesbourne Allotments are The Jewel In the Crown of the village and are tremendously proud that our Association has brought Countryfile to Wellesbourne and given Arch the national profile he deserves." Ian Hope, Chair of Wellesbourne Allotment Association
Matt was filming on the eve of National Allotments Week and his verdict of the Wellesbourne allotments was unequivocal. Having grown up in the strong tradition of allotments in the North East he described Wellesbourne Allotments as "Spectacular".