North West in Bloom judge, Margaret Thrower
(left), was in town on Thursday, July 24, looking at the entries of shops, pubs
and other businesses. She took time out to look at one of the planters by St
Mary's Parish Church. As it was the work of the Nantwich in Bloom Committee it
wasn't one of the entries. She is pictured with Jean Hallam and David Smith,
members of the committee, who escorted her around town. Margaret is the daughter
of the late Percy Thrower, the television gardening expert.
PHEW what a month!
My thanks to all
concerned with helping out at Tatton flower show, then the judging with Margaret
Thrower, the RHS Judging and the award presentation. All this on top of
dead-heading, litter-picking and all we've done to make Nantwich look great.
various judges will, of course, make their decisions but we can be proud of all
we have done or been part of.
railway station is now one that we can be proud to call "Nantwich Station". I am
pleased to say that in the Best Kept Station in Cheshire competition we have
been nominated for the final judging!
The Cocoa Yard has shown what
can be achieved with various groups all pulling together and making that extra
THE new planters in Church Walk
(see picture below) and in front of the Church are much admired, as is the town
centre bed which we will now enter for the RHS Best Flower Bed competition.
contribution has been great and, as usual, their co-operation has been superb. The input from the
business and community sections and help from all the schools not only make
Nantwich look so good, but show that it has a heart!
OUR Riverside, perhaps not as
appreciated as much as it should be, is a jewel. I was delighted to hear the
Cheshire Community Council judges say this area is as important as Queen's Park
and should get equal funding!
awards presentation evening (for local businesses, etc) was an outstanding
success and I and others have received many accolades.
there are always some downsides. I was very
see that Natwest
Bank did not care enough to look after two small planters. To me, this is a very
sad reflection on that establishment. They just don't seem to care.
Someone - or more
than one person - has
jumping about in our town centre flower bed! I'm
grateful to David Hinde
for helping me to try to restore it.
newly-relaid path from the Bowling Green car
park is looking great. Let's hope the contractors have got it right this time.
WITH the imminent introduction
of a new Council (for East Cheshire) and the understandable uncertainty this
will bring, I believe we as a group should say: "Whatever happens we will try to
do our best for our town."
I HAVE just heard of the death
of Ron Jones. Ron used to keep the Lamb
Hotel (in Hospital
Street; now Chatterton House) and their floral displays helped them win the
"Best Blooming Pub" competition on many occasions.
FOOTNOTE: Nantwich is the
only town in Cheshire to be in the Britain in Bloom finals. The national results
will be announced on September 24 and those of the North West on October 7.
BRITAIN in Bloom (RHS)
judges - seen here in Church Walk - visited Nantwich on Wednesday, August
6, to see the town's efforts in the competition.
Left to right are:
Alderman Doug Butterill, Chairman of Nantwich in Bloom Committee; Mark Hulme, Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council
groundsman; Charlie Griffies, Borough Deputy Parks Manager; David Smith,
Hallam, and Janet Marks, all Nantwich in Bloom; Jon Wheatley and
John Woodward, Royal Horticultural Society judges, and Connie Jones,
Nantwich in Bloom.
The results of the competition will be known in
September and October.