Restoration underway

Good to see work has started on the restoration of two early 18th century chest tombs at St Mary’s in Upper Swainswick.

Conservators from Sally Strachey Historic Conservation arrived on site yesterday and began dismantling the first of the two Grade 2 listed stone monuments.

They are grand, finely carved tombs and represent good examples of the styles of monumental architecture of the time.

The work is being paid for by The Pilgrim Trust and Churchcare.

Meanwhile, not such good news coming out of Royal Victoria Park – according to Andrew Clark who writes:

“Just in case you are looking for another story, but I appreciate you have looked at this one before.

However, extremely disappointed to see the duck pond returning to the disgraceful state it was in a while ago.

I’m not sure if they ever got the water feed working again or whether they were relying on the water aeration devices, either way, its not looking good.”

Thanks Andrew. I remember doing an interview with Cllr Paul Crossley on this very subject on the Ist of July 2019, when he was cabinet member responsible for parks.

Cllr Paul Crossley

Is it now Cllr Dine Romero – cabinet member for children and young people, communities and culture? Or Cllr David Wood who looks after Neighbourhood Services?

Their new titles are not very clear and l am still miffed they didn’t appoint one councillor to handle Heritage and Culture!