Letter from Nantwich update

Last updated March 2010

Trees halt houses plan

FEBRUARY 2010

LOCAL residents who planted six trees (rowan and cherry) in the avenue see that event as a sign that plans for houses on two small areas each side of the short road will now not happen.

   One of the trees is in memory of Horace and Alice Davies ("Proud Dabbers"), grandparents of Sue Garnett, one of the people behind the trees idea. Another is a tribute to the first Mayor of Nantwich, Cllr Edith Williams, who ends her term of office this May. A third commemorates HMS Blankney.

   The work was carried out by Nantwich Town Council and Wulvern, the firm which took over the running of the council's stock of rented houses as well as building some new homes. 

   The tree to Sue's grandparents is of particular importance to her as one she planted herself lasted two hours before vandals ripped it up, she told me.

   The plaques have also been hammered into the ground in the past.

   The trees are seen (left) in March 2010. The trees blossomed in May.

HMS Blankney on blog

READ more about H.M.S. Blankney on the Blankney Blog.  Blankney is a village in Lincolnshire. Among a wide variety of articles on this blog is an article about the wartime ship. 

Mentioned in war book

NANTWICH historian Paul Simpson writes: "HMS Blankney is mentioned in one of Mark Potts' books “Crewe and Nantwich at War” Volume 1. It says “During Warship Week in January/February 1942, the townsfolk of Crewe raised £277,142 which was enough to purchase the destroyer's (HMS Ambuscade) hull. Nantwich had a fund-raising event and provided a fund of £224,944 for HMS Blankney”.

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