New Benches and Picnic Tables for Rowley Fields

Tuesday 22nd May 2018 saw the arrival of new hardwood benches to replace the rather tired ones located in the top field. Thanks to some super support from 11 donors and a donation from Waitrose Community Matters (Stratford upon Avon) we have been able to fund not one but two new benches. The brass plaques from the old bench have been polished up and fitted and are accompanied by two new plaques in memory of Lucy Strauss Mum, husband and teacher from Welcombe Hills School, and Val, Kathy Starkey’s Mum – both of whom loved the fields and hills. We hope the benches will be enjoyed by many people in the years to come.

In addition to the benches the Town Trust have installed two picnic tables which make a great addition and have already been used by walkers and local families.

Special thanks to Gavin Griffiths for project managing the benches, to Justin Williams and the Town Trust Team for the picnic tables and the staff at Waitrose for supporting our group.

Below are some before and after photos.

                             

                              

Stratford Hospital Appeal

Members will recall the two donations we gave to the towns hospital appeal in 2016 we are therefore delighted to report that Friends of Rowley Fields now features on the fundraising wall at the new building. Thank you to everyone who donated time, money and of course some memorable cakes!

  

 

Memory Bank

Thanks to Mike Anderson for suggesting a Memory Bank of the local area. If you’ve got any photo’s or other memories you’d be happy to share please email friendsofrowleyfields@gmail.com and we’ll post them here to share and store in our memory bank.