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Digging down for the pond

I can’t wait to see how this will look when it’s done, but it’s definitely quite deep at this stage

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On the final lap?

Of the pathways anyway: here they are at the side of the restored retaining wall on November 1st.

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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

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

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Pump Rooms paths reconnected

Splendid, 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 … Continue reading

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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

A 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. … Continue reading

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