The Autumn Season has got off to a flying start for Valerie and myself! Our ‘Pulhams of Broxbourne’ Presentations have gone down very well, and we had a fascinating day in Woodbridge. Let’s get down to the details: Continue reading “November 2015 – News Letter”
I hope you have all had an enjoyable summer, and managed to visit a few Pulham sites on your travels.
In my News Letter for November ’14, I included some notes about a number of Pulham sites that were either scheduled for; were in the process of, or had recently benefitted from major restoration work, largely as a result of their local ‘Friends’ or councils receiving considerable grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Continue reading “September 2015 – News Letter”
SM 46 – Mar 15
The area of Wigan around Mesnes Park is traditionally known as The Mesnes, after the old manorial demesne land. It was purchased for the Wigan Corporation for £2,000 by the then Mayor, Nathaniel Eckersley, a local mill owner, under the Wigan Rectory Glebe Act of 1871, with provisions for a public park and a Grammar School in the southwest corner. The total area of the land was approximately thirty acres, and responsibility for its development was delegated to a sub-committee of the Council. Continue reading “1878 – Mesnes Park, Wigan, Lancashire”