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
The fossilised remains of a Club Moss Tree, a
|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.
|The lake looks like Autumn again with the bridge and island
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May 16, 2009
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
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