More trees for former brine hotel site

November 2009                                                                                               A NANTWICH IN BLOOM PAGE    






Smile please! Edward Timpson MP, Weaver Primary School pupils, and Nantwich in Bloom personnel pose for the Nantwich Chronicle photographer.


PUPILS of Weaver Primary School helped Nantwich in Bloom to plant saplings at Weaver Wood - a section of Coed Wen - on the Whitchurch road, on November 26. 

   Calling in to meet the children, and to help to plant one of the oak saplings, was Edward Timpson, MP for Crewe and Nantwich.

   The saplings had been grown on by Nantwich in Bloom Chairman Alderman Doug Butterill using acorns and seeds gathered by James Thompson, Nantwich Riverside Officer for Cheshire East Council.

   As well as oak saplings, there were silver birch, field maple, ash and hazel saplings to be planted.

   Committee member Glyn Forster was the "chief planter" and discussed the work with the children. Weaver Primary's Deputy Head Teacher, Mr Reading, accompanied the pupils.

   Coed Wen is an open area just before the River



Weaver bridge on the Nantwich to Whitchurch road.

   Until about four years ago, when Weaver Primary School pupils started helping Nantwich in Bloom, the area was a bare field that had at one time been part of the land surrounding the Brine Baths Hotel. It was to the hotel that people went for the therapeutic benefits of bathing in brine. The salty water was pumped from the land that is now Coed Wen.

   One wood on that land takes its name from the name of the school. Another, St Anne's Wood, is named after the pupils of St Anne's School.

   The rest of the land became the Brine Baths Housing Estate.

   Coed Wen was originally called Hellath Wen, but a road on the housing estate with the same name caused confusion and the name Coed Wen was used instead. The unofficial names were given to the land by Nantwich in Bloom.



Doug Butterill tells Edward Timpson

about Coed Wen






Mr Timpson helps Doug Butterill to plant an oak sapling.

Glyn Forster plants one of the saplings as the pupils (and Mr Reading)

look and learn

Plans for Coed Wen are among those published by James Thompson  |  St Anne's Wood  |  Nantwich in Bloom pages index

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