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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 18th April, 2020)

Cherry Gardens

Cherry Gardens

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Philip G. on 18th April 2020 at 06:29

I'd seen a photo of a squirrel dining at one of those tables on youtube only last week. The table was made from freshly-cut, un-treated timber and screwed high upon a garden wall. High Tea indeed.

Comment by: Veronica on 18th April 2020 at 07:18

It's such a famous landmark, I have often wondered where the name comes from.
Perhaps flowering cherry trees were nearby ar sometime..

Comment by: irene roberts on 18th April 2020 at 08:08

Is that Howard and Marina outside?

Comment by: julie on 18th April 2020 at 09:42

Thanks Irene for cheering me up a bit at these very sad and emotional times.

Comment by: Veronica on 18th April 2020 at 10:07

If it is them two star crossed lovers Irene they'll get a hefty fine - how very dare they !

Comment by: Alan on 18th April 2020 at 10:13

The pubs seen better days.

Comment by: Chris Bateman on 18th April 2020 at 10:58

Is this still a pub or a pub/gastro restaurant? Hmmm, I'd quite like to go there one day and drop off for a pint or so after a nice walk. Are there nice areas to walk around there?

Comment by: PeterP on 18th April 2020 at 11:28

Another example of social distance.Cyclist yet again

Comment by: Rev David Long on 18th April 2020 at 14:55

Chris - the pub backs onto the Douglas Valley, with Haigh Hall beyond. There are numerous circular walks you can do from there, which, at a different time than this, will bring you back to the pub for a refreshing pint.

Comment by: Cyril on 18th April 2020 at 17:08

Veronica, I was told around 50 years ago that Lord Gerard had a lot of cherry orchards around there at one time, and that's were the name came from.

Chris the pub is quite close to Haigh Country Park where you can have a good scenic walk, you can get into or exit from either the main entrance opposite the hospital, or go down Leyland Mill Lane then go right at the roundabout up Hall Lane and the entrance is past the former Gate Lodge.

Comment by: Veronica on 18th April 2020 at 17:50

Thought as much Cyril - in fact I think there was a cherry tree at the side on the left.

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