Joan, Kevin and Mike went
along to an open evening at Duxbury Park, by invitation of Glendale Golf
who are working in partnership with Chorley Council to develop the
Duxbury Park facility. The existing club house, café and shop are to be
demolished and replaced with a new club house which will also be used as
a visitor centre with conference facilities, to hire, and areas
available for displays of the history of the site. The new building will
be environmentally friendly, with a sedum roof, and the materials used
in the enclosed courtyard will be in keeping with the history of the
area. There will still be a pro. golf shop, café/toilets for all
visitors to the park i.e. golfers, walkers and families.
The gardens and greenhouse are to be renovated and the golf course
improved. There will no random felling of trees, but if any are in the
path of progress, they will be uplifted and re-sited on the park.
Work is due to commence in December 07, and possible completion date
early summer 08.
David Prescott and his colleagues were very obliging and helpful. A nice
buffet was provided, and an interesting 90 minutes were spent by all.
Boyd and Joan, along with Kevin, were
invited to attend the Chorley Cemetery section of the Chorley in Bloom
2007 competition. The judges had quite a busy schedule as the Cemetery
was one of 7 locations that had to be visited and judged during the
morning. They started at 9am at Yarrow Valley Park then came to the
cemetery. They were on time at 9:30am and we were introduced to the
judges, one was Bill Blackledge who does a lot of broadcasting in Radio
Lancashire. There had been a lot of rain earlier in the day and the sky
still threatened, but held off long enough for the visit. The Society
plans to run a guided historical tour of
cemetery as part of the national Heritage Open Day events. The tour will
be on Saturday 8th Sept 2007 commencing 1:30pm at the main entrance
was one of the judges.