Monthly Archives: April 2021

More Seating Arrangements

Following the recent Post about the dumping of a large sofa on the Field, we now have better news:-

Firstly the Council have responded promptly to Paul Wiggins’ request and have removed the offending sofa. Many thanks to the council binmen for their prompt action.

Even better, having  got rid of the sofa we are delighted to announce the imminent arrival of another bench! The two installed so far are heavily used, so a third is likely to prove equally popular. This one will be positioned with its back to Borrowdale Road and facing the Lake District view, on the edge of the main mown area. 

Arrangements for the installation are currently being finalised but it should be a matter of days not months. Certainly in plenty of time for summer………..that’s unless the current spell of dry weather turns out to be  all the summer we get. Hopefully not!



We all know there have been some splendid sunsets recently but most people manage to enjoy them simply by standing up and looking West.

Unfortunately somebody decided that they needed to sit down and the benches we have provided were not good enough, so they brought their own sofa and simply left it behind when they went home. Here it is:

The Friends of Miss Whalley’s Field have already arranged for it to be removed but we know that a lot of people are very angry that anyone should treat our local green space as a suitable spot to dump their rubbish. 

Do you recognise this sofa? Do you know who owned it and might have dumped it?

Did you see or hear anything, probably on Friday night (16th) or early on Saturday morning (17th)?

Please let us know. Protect our field!


Poppies and More!

Spring is here – or so the calendar says! Although the temperatures have been distinctly chilly and the Field has been covered in frost every morning, there has been lots of lovely sunshine and young leaves are appearing on the trees, so we have to believe it.

Our hard working Secretary has again taken on extra duties and has been busy planting wild flower seeds in the Memorial garden beds at the top of the Field. Poppies are of course included and we look forward to a display every bit as good as last year’s. The planting of a much larger area as a Wild Flower Meadow won’t happen until much later in the year, so in the meantime we shall enjoy the flowers near the Memorial stone when they come up. Thanks to Margaret Wiggins for all her efforts.

While we wait for the seeds to germinate, why not check out ‘Jean Argles’ Wood’ for signs of new life? For those of you who have forgotten, that’s the hundreds of trees and bushes we all planted in the South West section of the Field. There should be plenty of signs of Spring appearing there by now, despite the chill in the air. have a look and check out which species come into leaf first!