Monthly Archives: August 2023

New Stone Bench?

You may, (or may not!) be interested to know that there is a proposal to install a stone bench near the memorial stone on Miss Whalley’s Field. The following notice is already posted on the Notice boards and comments are welcome:


Proposed New Bench – Consultation

Friends of Miss Whalley’s Field have had discussions about a new stone bench in the vicinity of the Memorial stone/garden for some time. We would like to build a simple rectangular stone bench that will serve several purposes:

  • as a seat for the bus stop
  • as a place to sit at the Memorial
  • as a place to enjoy the Field.

 The proposal is for local stone to be used with a stone flag top. Dimensions would be H: 440cm W: 400 cm L:1.5 m.  A concrete pad would surround the bench that is level with the grass. Final design and construction specifications will comply with City Council standards.

 We would like to hear your thoughts about the proposed new bench including what you think would be the best position.

 Please send any feedback/comments to: by October 1st2023.


Over to you! If you have any feelings about this proposal or any comments on the design etc then do write to the above email address and let us know your views.

Thank you!


Field thrives in dank summer!

Yes, we all know that summer seemed to end at the end of June, and since then it’s been ‘rather damp’!

However the Field has really been enjoying the change in the climate and is at its most luxuriant right now.  Autumn is still a distant thought and all the wild flowers and insects are enjoying the moment. Just look how much is going on in this small patch of ground…..

Get out there, with your wellies if necessary, and have a close look at all the life that’s right in front of you. See how many wild flowers you can spot, and how many insects (especially if the sun comes out!). That’s what all the hard work that has been put into the Field is all about.

In particular keep an eye open for this pink one…..

This is Hemp Agrimony and, according to those who know about these things, it is ‘a brilliant plant for pollinators’, so you may see some of them interested in this unexpected addition to our wild flowers. 



If you leave the Field via the memorial stone  you will find yet more to enjoy…as you can see, the flowers planted more in hope than expectation have done very well.







There are lots of plans for this autumn, and plenty of chance to join in, so watch this space for more news. In the meantime enjoy the Field in its summer clothes and let us know if you find anything interesting. A (jpg) photo is always welcome…. and might even appear in these posts!