Paving the Garden


The circle base with its hard core 'whacked' and ready to take the pavers and the circular steel base for the poppy sculpture.

Steve Dawes from Wienerberger on the right who organised the generous donation of the pavers for the garden along with the driver from Wincanton Transport who donated the delivery.

Lenmark Construction, another generous donor, laid the pavers in two days, a brilliant job that we could not have even attempted.


Dave, Miki and Celine in the pink.


The poppy sculpture base, generously given to us by Paul Sparkes of Cozens-Smith fabricators, being man-handled into position.



Meanwhile watering had to continue daily as the summer drought took hold, this time it is Miki's turn on the roster.


The completed circle and the sculpture base in place.


Celine, always immaculately dressed, regularly supplied the volunteers - here Dave and Gwyn - with home-cooked sausage rolls and biscuits.

Brian, Andy, Miki and Joy doing a little posing

 Our first wheelchair user to test the access. Note the poppies.

Here are some of the Management Group, that helped support the garden's creation. Without their tireless invisible work the garden would not have happened. From left to right: Joy Horn, James Betts, Gill Ford, Andy Bamford, Liz Townsend, Mike Ford. Missing are Angela Richardson, Miki Graham, Gwyn Bullen and Brian Freeston, they are pictured elsewhere.