Hospice Shop Flower BedNew Miles Lane didn't exist prior to the demolition in 1961 of the Old Manor House in the photograph below.
|Old Manor House.|
|Drawing of Gaffy Yard Circa 1947|
Shevington and District in Bloom
|March 2011 before the flower bed was made.|
Shevington and District in Bloom was formed in late March 2011 with a very small group of volunteers. This is the site of their first flowerbed. The Co-operative Community Fund generously donated funding for the digging out, summer planting 2011 and winter planting 2011/12 of this flower bed.
On a damp day in early June 2011, young children from
’s ECO club did the first summer planting
of colourful geraniums. The children thoroughly enjoyed the planting and were very proud
of what they had achieved. Shevington
In July 2011, this bed was part of the judging in Shevington and District in Boom’s first ever entry to the
in Bloom Competition. The group achieved
a Silver Gilt award and the Judges awarded a Highly Commended Certificate because
of the impressive work done in their first few months. North West
The 2011/12 winter planting of polyanthus, violas and white tulips brought vibrant colour to the area and it was very well received by the community.
In summer 2012 to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and London Olympics a red, white and blue theme, was chosen for this bed. The children of
ECO Club again planted this bed with red and white begonias and blue
ageratum. Funds for this bed were
donated by national house builders Taylor Wimpey who are building new houses in
Shevington. Miles Lane Community School
|The school ECO Club with the Shevington and District in Bloom flag.|
Photograph of Richard Priestley an executive of Taylor Wimpey, Damian Jenkinson Co-ordinator of Wigan in Bloom, Eileen Longmore and children from
ECO Club who planted the bed. Shevington Community Primary School
The bed in July 2012 prior to the
Judging. North West
Royal Horticultural Society Wildflowers
Two wildflower beds were prepared and seeded on this site in spring 2012; one bed along the Hospice Shop wall with pictorial meadow seeds and the other smaller bed between two ancient
trees with seeds donated by the Royal Horticultural Society. hawthorne
|Pictorial Meadow Wildflowers along the |
Judging Day - July 2012
Two of our volunteers with the Shevington & District in Bloom Logo on their
T shirts with our two RHS judges Brendan and Bernard.
In 2012 Shevington and District in Bloom were awarded 'Silver Gilt'.
In Bloom 2013
Shevington and District in Bloom entered the
in Bloom Competition for the third time in July 2013 and were awarded 'GOLD', along with the Preston's of Bolton Silver Salver for 'BEST TOWN' and invited to represent the whole region for Britain in Bloom awards in their 50th Anniversary year. North West
|The Hospice Flower Bed in Spring 2013|
The Hospice Flower Bed in Summer 2013
Children from Shevington Community Primary School planting Horseshoe Bed