£1,400 raised at Clannaborough plant sale

By Sue Cansfield   |   Theater reviewer   |
Monday 23rd May 2022 10:53 am
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Wilson and Brenda Mitchell with their grandson Adam.  SR 1985
Wilson and Brenda Mitchell with their grandson Adam. SR 1985 (Crediton Courier )

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FOR at least 45 years, there has been a sale with plants to raise funds for St Petrock’s Church at Clannaborough.

Another annual sale was held at Bow Village Hall on Saturday, May 7, tables almost overflowing with plants big and small, many unusual, raising more than £1,400.

It is so popular and gained such a good name for the quality of the plants, many grown on by Wilson Mitchell, that the comment by one man coming away with two big plants in pots “I’ll have to get a bigger house, you haven’t seen the back of my van” probably echoed with a number of visitors.

It all began with an afternoon tea with a few plants from various gardens.

In the early days it was held at the home of the late Eddie Bayliss, then at the home of Col and Mrs Phayre, moving to Copplestone Village Hall, then the primary school there and ended up at Bow.  It used to be held in June.

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