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Thursday, August 27, 2009

The original programme from the opening of the park

The original programme from the opening of the park a rare find


The Duke of Cambridge!
ON THE 9th JUNE, 1888.
©fficial programme
His Royal Highness and Suite are expected to arrive by special train at the Locomotive Offices of the London and North-Western Railway Company, at Crewe, about 1.20 p.m., and will there he received by Sir Richard Moon, Bart. (Chairman of Railway way Company), and the Mayor and corporation of Crewe.
"A" Company of the 2nd Cheshire (Railway) Engineer Volunteer will furnish a Guard of Honour at the point where His Royal Highness will alight.
At 1:30 His Royal Highness and the invited Guests will be entertained at Luncheon by the Chairman and Directors of the London and North Western Railway Company. During the Luncheon, the Crewe Strain Shed Band will play a Selection of Music.
After Luncheon (about 3.(1 p.m.) a, procession will be formed, which, in addition to His Royal Highness and Suite, and Lord Napier of Magdala, will consist of the Chairman of the London and North Western Railway Company, the Major and Corporation, and other Visitors. For these, carriages will be provided, which will be drawn up in Market Street, opposite the entrance to the Offices.
The remaining Visitors will he convened by train to a temporary platform constructed on the Chester Line, adjoining the Field in which the Inspection of the Volunteers Will take place.
The carriages forming the procession will proceed from Chester Bridge, along Oak Street, Wistaston road, and Victoria Avenue, to the Field opposite the Queen's Park entrance, Where His Royal Highness will inspect the 2ud Cheshire (Railway) Engineer Volunteers*
The Order of Profession will be as follows Mounted Police.
| councillor adamson. | Allman. " Bebbington. " Broad.
councillor cooper.
cottekill. " Ellis. Winby.
CARRIAGE No 3. Councillor Hodgson. f, Knott.
Councillor Thomas. " Welch. " Jackson. The borough Treasurer.
Alderman Macrae. | McNeill. Wilding. The Medical Officer of Health
CARRIAGE- NO. 6. The Town Clerk. The Borough Survey ok. The Sword and Mace Bearers.
Field Marshal commander in chief
Sir Richam Moon, Bart. The Mayor of Crewe. The High Sheriff
Field -Marshall Lord NAPIER OF MAGDALA, G.C.K, G
Major General A Lyon Freemantle CB Colonel Lord A. Lennox Cornell . A C. F. FitzGbokge.
Major -General Dam km,, C.B. Colone Stokley, R.E.
Baroness SHRODER . Miss Moon.
CARRIAGE No. 11. Mrs. Cotton.
Lord StalbridgeMm. Joseph Verdin. Capt. Kennedy.
Sir H Fox Bristow & Miss Bristow. Colonel. Hamilton, M.P. Judge Llyod.
-CARRIAGE No. 13. Mr W. H. Verdain. Rev. A. H. Web.
Dk. Atkinson. The Deputy Chief Constable of Cheshire.
Mounted Police.
After the Inspection of the Volunteer Corps (about 3-30), His Royal Highness, accompanied by the Mayor and Corporation, and other Visitors, will cross the Victoria Ave to the Park Entrance Gates.
The Address of the Corporation will be read by the Town clerk, and His Royal Highness will reply
The deed of Conveyance of the, Park from the London and North Western Railway Company to the Crewe Corporation will then be handed over by the- Chairman of the Railway Company (Sir Richard Moon, Bart.,) to the mayor.
The Mayor will receive the Deed and thank the Railway Company on behalf of the inhabitants of the Borough for the Gift of the Park.
A Gold Key will then be presented by the Mayor to His Royal Highness, with which the Park gates will be unlinked, and His Royal Highness Will declare the Park open to the Public for ever.

The Major's Chaplain will offer up a prayer.
The following hymn will then be sung
Oh worship the King all glorious above,
Oh gratefully sing His power and His love, Our shield and defender, the Ancient of days, Pavilioned in splendour, and girded with praise 1
Oh! tell of His might, Oh t sing of His grace. Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space; His chariots of wrath the deep thunder-clouds form, . And dark is His path of the wings of the storm.
3 The earth with its store of wonders untold, Almighty, Thy -power hath founded of old, . Hath stablished it fast by a changeless decree, And round it hath cast, like a mantle, the sea.
4 Thy bountiful care what tongue can recite It breaths in the air and shine in the light; It streams from the hills ; it descends to the mill; And sweetly distills in tin- dew and the rain.
5 Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail, In Thee do we trust, nor find Thee to fail; Thy mercies how tender! how firm to the end!
i Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend!
# O measureless Might, Ineffable Love! j While Angels delight to hymn .Thee above*; The humbler creation, though feeble their lays, - With adoration *hall Rap to Thy praise.-Amen.

The Clock Tower and Fountain, which has been erected inside the 'Entrance to the Park, and which has been subscribed for and presented by the employees of the Railway Company, will then he. unveiled by Driver Middleton, of Birmingham, as a Jubilee Memorial.
After the Opening Ceremony, and the Inspection of the Park, By his Royal Highness will be invited to Plant a Tree. He will then visit the Pavilion, where light Refreshments will be provided; and at about'4.30 p.m. will proceed in his carriage (at walking pace) to the west end.of Victoria Avenue, and declare the same a Public Thoroughfare.

The Carriages conveying the Members of the Corporation and Guests will be drawn up in West Street, ready to re-form procession in the same order us before, and drive through the Town to the Railway Station,
The Procession will proceed along West Street, Hightown, Victoria Street, Market Street, High Street, Mill Street, and Nantwich Road to the Station--His Royal Highness leaving by special train for London at & p.m. "B" Company of the 2nd Cheshire (Railway) Engineer Volunteers will furnish a Guard of Honour at the Station.
During the evening the Steam Shed Baud will play Selections of Music on the old Rifle Butts, situate on the south side .of the Lake. The Carriage Works Band will occupy the Baud Stand in the Park.
V. WEBB, Mayor. F. COOKE, Town Crewe.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

August 15th up date

Its all go in the park this week as you can see above the bandstand work is under way new steel work is already in and there are 4 men working on the project
Down at Coronation walk they have had to dig a hole into the mud which they have moved to support the north wall. The pipe that goes under the lake is blocked not in the park but outside. They have had to dig to find the problem and replace the pipe to connect Alton St to Victoria Ave and beyond

Friday, August 14, 2009

Old pictures of the Queens Park

Old pictures of the Queens park sent in by Derek Baker we are all grateful he is sharing these with us.
Above the Boer war statue with the old guns
The old bridge across the lake this seems a popular spot to take pictures
Again the memorial but note the train at the base of it this has now gone and after a phone call today I think I have tracked it down to the council office I will see if I can confirm its still around
The memorial and the broad walk down the hill
The old style cafe
Again the cafe but what is the building in the fore ground I havent seen this in any other picture and keen to find out what it is and were did it go?
The lake dated 1904 with the wooden bridge
The lake it must be old judging by the cloths

Wooden bridge again across what would be Burma Island now
The lake with boats
Nice picture of the park in winter

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August 2009

4th August and the final part of the new railings is going in along Victoria Ave. Apart from a odd few feet the railings are all now complete there is just the little bit waiting for new gates before they can do the last little bit.

As you can see above the banking is going great guns and wont be long before its finished and at the same time the mass of mud has been moved from by the Bandstand so its real progress.

The Mystery stone above has been tracked down. I went behind the barriers and tracked it down near coronation walk were it was originally placed. The boulder (rock) in the picture is reputed to have been swept down from Scotland after the last Ice Age. There was originally a sign on the boulder but it disappeared many years ago." Its millions of years old and the oldest thing in Crewe
The lake near the golf coarse from behind the barriers and you can see how the bank has been rebuilt and reinforced.
A close up of the what I know as the Monkey hut over on the other side near Morton Rd this again is in the plans to be revamped
The sad sight of the Gulf War memorial which has been defaced what sort of low life does that if they ever catch these people a spell in a war zone may buck their ideas up and they may appreciate out fine soldiers giving their lives for us