This site has put together the most complete record and pictures every gathered in one spot of the Queens Park Crewe with old pictures to the modern day Click on any picture on the site for a full screen picture

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Queens Park lake

The Queens Park Lake before it was drained taken 24-7-2007

Queens park Lake

The Lake after its been drained but full of rain water taken near the Golf Coarse 7/7/2008

Queens park hill

The big hill that lead down to the Coronation Walk and bird house. Taken 7/10/2008

Queens park Sign post

The sign in the Queens park

Queens park lake

Queens park lake 10/7/2008 the lake is all fenced off and the digger is working on the far side

Queens park Cafe

Queens Park Cafe taken 7/10/2008 taken from the lake

The fossilised remains of a Club Moss Tree, a
Lepidodendron, dated back to the Devonian period, some 320 million years ago,
is located in the path which leads from the Cafeteria down to the lake. This fossilised tree was given to the Park by John Knott when he was Mayor of
Crewe in 1888/9.

Main path

The main path in to the Park from Wisaston Rd taken 19/7/2008 this is one of the few paths now open

Main lodge

Flower bed by the main lodge taken 19/07/2008. This is one of the first sites people see when entering the park

Main Lodge

The main lodge and clock tower taken from the main road taken 8/9/2008

Empty lake

The main lake taken from the golf coarse taken 6/08/2008. Note the bridge has been removed in the background

Lake winter

Lake by the golf coarse with the center island bare after all the bushes have been removed Taken 16/9/2008

Winter scene of Queens park lake

Same picture as above but taken 16/11/2008 when the snow and ice was about

Mani path winter

Main drive taken 2/2/2009 when the snow and frost were about

Diggers dredging the lake

The diggers dredging the lake at the golf coarse end

Virtual Tour of The Queens Park

The regeneration of the Queens Park has come to a halt as the contractor has gone bankrupt. This is a virtual tour of the state of the park April 2009. We can then show you updates as they happen once the new contractor starts work.

We start at the entrance by the BMX track and enter the park

We come to the children's area and the old shelter which is in need of restoration.

Turning to our right there used to be green houses with lots of plants for the park during the summer months this has all gone now

Down to the lake which has been drained and the islands trees removed first is the top end near the golf coarse

Then the main part near the entrance

The bridge to Burma Island has been removed but the footings for the new bridge are in ready

Cafe and the memorial

We then come to the Cafe and the memorial

The path down to the band stand and the bird houses has been removed but again new footings are in ready

main entrance

We then come to the main entrance

tribute to Diana

On the right is the tribute to Diana

We cant turn left as its fenced off but we can see what was the wall garden and little pool

What was the Coronation walk down the the bird houses has all been removed.

Up the hill we have the garden for the blind which is still going but no one can get to it

Finally we come to the old Band Stand were there used to be bands playing on a Sunday in the summer

Walking around we come to the other entrance which is blocked of and the old shelter is still there in need of repair

The lake looks like Autumn again with the bridge and island




To see a slideshow of all the Queens Park Pictures click here

May 16, 2009

Queens Park Behind The Barriers

15 May 2009 I was privileged to be able to get behind the barriers in the Queens Park to report for the website. I like everyone else hadn't seen behind the barriers for years and I found it very sad I remember a few years ago going to the park everyday with the dog and listening to the news at 1 pm sitting in the park by the walled garden or the blind garden along with many other people on their lunch break. Then it was in beautiful condition full of flowers roses and bushes.

What I found was a park that had reverted back to nature overgrown in a mess I saw rabbits the size of dogs running about in the long grass. I am sure it will all come together in the end but there is a lot of work to get it back to any way near its old self. I was the head gardener at Bostock hall a similar place to the Park with lake, woods etc and that was is in a rundown state and took years just getting the grass back to a reasonable state.

I have been given permission to return to the Park and take new photos as work develops so we can report it on the website. The website will in effect become a living history book of the restoration which is a new use of a website. The press can print an odd photo of the site but we can produce videos and lots of pictures for users to see the progress until its final finish probably 2010

Above the Band stand flanked by the 2 trees some work has been done to the bandstand this week

The top lawn area near the blind scented garden with the magnificent weeping tree note how half lawn cut and half uncut

The top lawn again facing the other way showing the entrance to the scented garden

Coronation walk once a rose covered walk to the bird houses

Further down the path past the coronation walk

The same path further down with dirty path and old seat

The other side of the path along the woodland walk still a very beautiful walk

Down by the lake and Burma Island close up

The footing for the new bridge to Burma island already to go just awaiting the bridge

The old bridge just past the cafe again the footing are in ready to go

The top lawn with the mud taken from the lake which will be used within the park

Another view of the woodland walk by the little stream

The old water fall next to the birdhouse that was

The walk from up the hill showing the wild grass

The walled garden once full of roses and plants now bare the water fall will not be replaced

The main entrance in full bloom

The scented garden created for blind users

View across the lake of the other side of the park I will try and get some photos of that side in the near future

Some pictures sent in and other taken May 2009. There has been heavy rain and the Valley Brook has been flooded resulting in the wormscrew getting full of rubbish washed down from the brook.

For those that don't know and in simple terms the wormscrew(seen below) was made in Crewe Works in 1913 and still in use today. At the Tipkinder end the water enters from the Valley Brook and when the gates are open the water flows under the park lake.

It then comes out at the old bridge on the golf coarse(seen below)and goes under the golf coarse and continues in the brook down to the Rising Sun. If the gates are closed the water flows into the park lake to fill it and if its too full they can open the gates at the golf coarse to drain any excess. So the simple method controls the lake and prevents flooding

Some pictures sent in by reader dates unknown. Below the island with all its bushes compare it to other photos of the present were the islands are bare

An old picture of the lake

The lake again with ducks one of the main attractions of the park for kids

More ducks and the bridge in the distance

The wall garden as it was with lots of roses