Some other items from our March Newsletter

The 1897 ornamental signpost in Belle Vale Road, Gateacre - erected by William Hall Walker to commemorate Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee - was severely damaged in early March. The signpost toppled over while contractors were digging a hole alongside, as part of the work to replace the local gas mains. Fortunately a local resident - Mr Lucas Plunkett - had the foresight to salvage the timber and iron components and remove them to his home for safe keeping. He notified members of the Gateacre Society's Committee, and we notified the City Council's Conservation Team (the signpost being officially designated as a Grade II Listed 'Building').

The whole signpost is now being looked after by the Council's highway contractors, Enterprise-Liverpool, who will be arranging for its repair and reinstatement. We have had a site meeting with a representative of the North West Gas Alliance, and very much hope that they will be prepared to fund the work and have the sign back in place in time to celebrate our own Queen's diamond jubilee in early June!

Above left: The damaged signpost on the
                ground in March 2012

Below: The signpost as it was
          (Photo taken in 2005)


A fundraising event for Gateacre in Bloom
will be held at the Gateacre Institute,
Grange Lane,
on Friday 23rd March.
Doors open 7 pm.
Quiz begins at 7.30.
Raffle and Buffet Supper.
Payment on the door - £5 per person.

Read more about the Friends of Gateacre


on Sunday 15th April,
starting at 1.45 pm

In response to several requests, we are offering a one-hour guided walk around Gateacre village, telling its story and pointing out some of the more interesting landmarks. There will be no charge, but numbers will be limited so pre-booking is essential.
Email us
to reserve your place; or come along to our meeting on 26th March and add your name to the list.

Read more about the signpost on our
special Gateacre History
web pages

View our archive of Gateacre Walk Notes 1977-88

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