Posted by on Nov 29, 2014 in 1980s (Restoration Begins) | No Comments

PGPT035, 036
Date 035 early summer 1986, 036 1985
Source Photographs taken by volunteers in the PG archive

In 1980 when the work of restoration began the lawn area was a mass of self sown grasses, saplings etc. (cf) When work began on the lawn, a decision was taken to use traditional methods, and so the painstaking work of levelling the ground before sowing one section at a time was undertaken, as these photographs show. At this stage there was no attempt to reinstate the flower beds either down the centre or along the West side.