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Wed 11 Jul 2007

Duxbury Park

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.

 

Wed 04 Jul 2007

Chorley in Bloom - 2007

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 the 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 gate.


Bill Blackledge
was one of the judges.