PUPILS of Weaver Primary School helped Nantwich in
Bloom to plant saplings at Weaver Wood - a section of Coed Wen Community
Woodland - 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, who at that time was the 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
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
Weaver bridge on the Nantwich to Whitchurch road.
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
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
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 area was named by
pupils of Weaver Primary School.