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The Jubilee Pavilion
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
This week we had the Friends meeting which was postponed from July and details can be found on the Friends of Queens park page
A lot of work has happened around the Cafe this week. The new steel work arrived and was put in place with a crane
As you can see the cafe is now taking shape with the basic walls and steel work in place you can appreciate the size of it now
4th Spetember 2010
The cafe is beginning to take shape as the wall near the lake is being built up
28th August 2010
The Cafe now has the floor in and a few bricks
August 20th 2010
All go this week as a crane was on site putting up steel work for the Cafe
You can now start to see something happening with the cafe as it slowly starts to take shape
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
The main work on the cafe is the old flower beds at the back has been removed and new foundation are being installed. It has involved moving a lot of soil from the raised flower beds so the foundation could be laid
The Cafe the first layer of bricks is going down at a rate of knots so we can see things moving once more
Saturday, June 26, 2010
The Cafe saw its last this week The roof tiles were removed in the week and by Thursday (above) they were removing the roof
Today all that is left is a pile of bricks but the dozer made a perfect frame for the war memorial. Its hoped work can start next week building the new one but it may take some time to clear the rubbish
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The new pavilion design is finalized and presented here. Work will start around Easter
time on the new pavilion which is highly energy efficient and can be divided into areas
It is designed to mimic the main entrance which has a lodge each side and the tower in the middle.
The pavilion has the same two structures and the war memorial in the middle. Being mostly glass
The Boer war statue will be restored and the base will be dug out as the original footing are still there.
What is interesting is there will be guns brought back like the original inn the picture above.
But it will be interesting to see what we get the was a lot of controversial talk about the guns
as at the time the guns used were not the type used in the Boer war and a lot of complaints
were voiced at the time. So will we get Boer war guns or just old ones we will ask at the next meeting
The Cafeteria standing behind the Memorial is aptly named the Jubilee Cafeteria to commemorate the Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, being officially opened on 12th June 1977.
This modem structure along with the bandstand was built to replace the Victorian Pavilion which unfortunately had burnt down. The front page of Crewe Chronicle told the sorry tale about the original Pavilion on Thursday 4th January 1973 with the following report. A Senior Fire Officer told the Chronicle that possibly an electrical fault was the cause of the fire, early on Friday morning, 29th December 1972, that had destroyed the Park Pavilion.
To make matters worse, it seems that water mains had been fractured by frost and, although firemen pumped water from the lake, it was to no avail and by the grey light of dawn very little was left of the 1887 Pavilion.
Pavilion and statue 1963 Continuing along Central Drive, built for horse drawn carriages, the South African Memorial stands impressively in front of the Pavilion. Flanked by a sloping bedding display the statue is 31ft high and made of Labrador and Aberdeen Grey granite. Topped by the life-like figure of Tommy Atkins. The north facing side is the only place where the former Arms of the Borough with the moto "Never Behind" can still be seen.
The Copper bronze plaques on the four sides of the monument give the names of the railway volunteers who served in the Boer War (1899 - 1902). Crewe can quite rightly feel proud that through the railway volunteers they were able to send more men to the Boer War than any other town in England or Wales of comparable size.
The pavilion 1904 from across the lake
Children playing out side the original pavilion
|Queens Park Cafe taken 7/10/2008 taken from the lake|