Signs of spring 4


Now that's what it's all about, this spring thing! Though if we take it to heart as exemplary behaviour, it is what can only be called intimidating in its fecundity. I mean, thirteen (13)! The thought is enough to reduce me to a gibbering wreck.

Madam, I am awestruck.

Keep the dogs off them, please. Make the Carrs safe for ducklings, for the progenitors of the Twelve Tribes! And another one.

The Friends

The Friends of the Carrs grew out of the direct action taken by a number of local residents in 2004/5 to...

... of The Carrs

The Carrs is parkland that follows the Bollin River for just under a mile from Wilmslow to Twinnies Bridge. It is Wilmslow's favourite walking ground, where, in the morning, there are as many dogs as people. Most of the town's children have run in the play ground on Chancel Lane and begged to be allowed to paddle in the river. After rare falls of snow, the Carrs' one grassy slope is ridden by sledgers and the parkland becomes a Bosch canvas of colour. In recent years, rumours of fish have surfaced and there have been sightings of anglers.