Here’s a couple of items of local news for you all. As always, do let me know of any other news that you’d like to share. I’ve also got a few Hoylake events to list, so I’ll publish those too soon.
Friends of Grove Park
Louise Taplin is doing some research for the newly formed volunteer group called Friends of Grove Park and asks:
…as a committee member of the newly formed Friends of Grove Park I volunteered to find out as much as possible about the history of the park. I have been told that the land and a house on it was owned by a lady who bequethed it to the children of Hoylake for use as a park. Sounds like a wonderful story and I would like to know if this could be confirmed by anyone. Also, any information about the parks history would be really helpful.
So if you can help at all please comment below.
Sorry there’s no photo of Grove Park. I know for certain that I’ve taken some photos of the park, but can I find them now that I need one!
Hoylake In Bloom News
Jan Foster writes:
FRIENDS OF HOYLAKE AND MEOLS IN BLOOM will be taking out all the summer bedding from the tubs and barrier baskets in Hoylake and Meols on Oct 16th. Anyone wishing to join our volunteers please meet outside Home Bargains at 10am.
PLANTS FOR FREE: Because we dont have room to overwinter the vast numbers of plants we remove we are happy to give them away. Many are ideal for taking cuttings for next year. Come along to the containers outside Home Bargain at 10am and help yourselves. First come, first served!
Any queries call Jan on 07725540049
I took this snap of a new bench in the Parade Gardens just as the chaps who fitted it were finishing off the cups of tea.
Jan had mentioned to me that the bench was coming at some point so I’ve been waiting for it to arrive.
By the way, the plants that I mentioned the other week month in this post are doing well so if you’ve not had a walk around the Parade Gardens for ages do go and have a look.
The beds planted out early in the year are also doing well – when all these new plants are firmly established the place will look great.
Hoylake 10K 2010
I’ve not been doing as much running recently as I would normally do due to having a few aches and pains. I did manage to take this photo of some runners heading along the last 1km to the finish. It was a sunny, warm day but that breeze on the homeward leg must have nagged a little I suspect. And if you did run and fancy another challenge then keep a lookout for news of a possible Liverpool Marathon in October, 2011. If it’s on for certain then I might even be mad enough to have a bash at it myself!
There’s a new flagpole next to the model boating lake. Though that might have been there a while and I haven’t seen it for looking.
It’s been a windy few days …seems autumn is on it’s way. I’ve not spotted any damage other than a large branch of a tree snapped off in Queens Park. A couple of people have mentioned to me that we had the highest tide of the year last week. I don’t know about you but I quite like watching the waves crash up on to the prom.