On Saturday 12th May we shall be
CLEANING THE GREEN and giving Queen Victoria her annual waxing. Please come along and help: meet outside the Black Bull at 10.30 a.m., with gardening gloves and any tools you feel would be useful.

DON'T FORGET: Queen Victoria will be having her annual wash and brush-up on Saturday 12th May. The bronze bust was sculpted by her nephew, Count Gleichen, and - along with the triangular village green - was presented to the people of Gateacre by Sir Andrew Barclay Walker in honour of the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 1887. Several years ago, following damage by vandals, the bust was restored, and the Walker Art Gallery supplied us with special wax to preserve the Queen's complexion. We shall also, as usual, be cleaning the Green itself.  Please come along and help from 10.30 a.m. onwards.
New members will be VERY WELCOME.


The answer to our mini-quiz in the March Newsletter ('Who was the lady pictured on the right?') was Mrs Hall Walker, the wife of William Hall Walker - later Lord Wavertree - who lived at Gateacre Grange in the late 19th/early 20th century. As mentioned in that Newsletter, we are currently trying to build up our collection of local photographs. In particular, we are looking for pictures of former residents of Gateacre, and of houses now demolished. If you possess, or know someone else who has, any such photographs which we could copy, please e-mail us.

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