I HAD been taking
pictures of the walled garden since I became Web Editor of the Nantwich Walled Garden Society (NWGS) website in 2004.
had been producing websites since retiring in 2002, and then I
saw a publicity card about the campaign to
preserve the garden for the town and its visitors by a small group
I volunteered to produce a website for them and my offer was
group were led by retired school teacher, Pat Fulford, who - it is on
record - woke up one day and declared "I'm going to save the walled
owned by a property development company who were planning to build
on it, which would have meant the garden being lost to the town for
Pat died in 2009 without having achieved her dream.
ON one of my
photographic expeditions to the garden while still Web Editor I set out to get some pictures of
the so-called "jungle" (the overgrown garden) for the NWGS website.
inside the walls of garden site - not too far in to have been
deemed to be trespassing - with some trepidation in case there was
a hidden deep hole masked by the foliage. In addition, it was said that there was an old well
I came back out of the garden and saw a man watching me.
Thinking he might have some connection with the developer I quickly
introduced myself as the NWGS web editor, and explained what I was
turned out that the man and his wife had recently moved to Nantwich and
lived in one of the apartments in Byron Walk. They were pleased to
be able to buy the apartment when it became available because it
faced the wall and not further housing in the Kingsley Village
that the wall is all that good to look out on as it has been there
for more than 400 years and, while doing very well for an old
structure, is in need of restoration.
was pleased to learn that the couple
were impressed with the NWGS website and all
the information they gleaned from it about the