Forthcoming events

Farmers Market on the fourth Saturday of each month.

Let us know if you have organised an event and we will be pleased to add a link.

 

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Work continuing….

Ground drains are being excavated, which will lead across to the pond in the distant corner. The preparatory works for resurfacing the paths are also making progress but aren’t very photogenic!

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Getting ready to receive the restored bandstand

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A lot of preparation work going on, including complete replacement of the very corroded girders the support the floor. We should remember all this behind the scenes work  when we celebrate the reopening.

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Work at both ends of the Gardens now

The retaining wall for the eastern beds is nearly completed

Space to replace the plaque again

Meanwhile there’s clearance under way at the west end as well.

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Pump Rooms paths reconnected

A914200C-F1C2-4F79-9537-8B9062707D89Splendid, the path along the river is now open again as you can see with the Warwickshire Pride festival getting going in the background here

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Smart machines at work

Gardens restoration evidently demands a lot of labour (dominantly male so far), but there is some impressive equipment to see close up. Earlier on the paths were stripped by a complicated gadget, and today (August 16th) the new asphalt is being spread by this paver:

They promise a smaller version when it comes to the paths under the Arches! Meanwhile it works at some pace, aided by several blokes as you can see here, together with the resultant surface.

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More construction, with added “old” tech

He offered to let me have a go, but I politely declined… We can appreciate this effort in years to come when it’s all finished.

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Some constructive construction work

There’s been plenty of taking down and digging up, and much more to come, but it’s good to see something being built at last, in this case the kerbing for the paths.. Fabulous cones on the tree behind.

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Splendid outdoor gallery around the perimeter

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA great selection of paintings from the Pump Room Gardens and nearby is now displayed on the boundary fencing.

Meanwhile, on Saturday 21st July the stones from the retaining wall to the flower beds are laid out ready for reconstruction. There’s a wide variety of forms, from boulders through partly squared stones to fully finished pieces: if only they could talk what a story they could tell!

Retaining wall stones ready for re-assembly

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Rebuilding the walls

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A  bigger job than one might think: the walls facing The Parade were in a bad way, and the stones seem to have a mixed history. The guys at work have promised to carefully look after the plaque…..

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Big machine on the job

Amazing scale of machinery just for some garden paths (!)

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