Photos by Marie Phillips, no reproduction without permission.
The photos show gardening and talk show presenter, Alan Titchmarsh, opening a Children in Need project, before sharing tea with the children involved.
It was Ulverley Green Special School in Olton, about 1996. CIN had paid for the equipment for a play area and raised plant beds. We took some cowslips for them. Alan was, as ever, brilliant and spent so much time with the children and mothers, although he did get told off for eating the pansies on the tea tables. He was just demonstrating that they were edible, but some of the mums thought it might encourage their kiddies to eat some plants which were not!! He was mortified and very apologetic but made a lovely speech to officially open the Project. I drove him there and must have scared the daylights out of him because he made the return journey with Gyn Freeman and the film crew – hee! hee!