31 January 2012

Ladies that Ramble

Eastham Country Park is an ideal place to incorporate into your planned walk. There are miles of public footpaths in the Wirral, some going right through our country parks and some following Wirral's famous coast line. Why not call into any of our visitor centres or libraries and pick up a free Wirral Circular Trail booklet, It's the ideal way to get out and about on the Wirral and at the same time improve your overall health.....Now that can't be bad ..can it?

Ladies that Ramble
Stop for lunch in the Courtyard at Eastham Country Park
before setting off to explore the hi-ways and by-ways of Wirral.

23 January 2012

Art In The Park at Eastham Country Park

Stephen Sheehan

Retired Boulders
The boulders you see were part of a solid, man-made foundation that supported a factory in Birkenhead.

After the factory was demolished the boulders were tossed aside and discarded.
By placing these boulders in a public area to be viewed and admired I am prolonging their lives, giving them an extra purpose than their creator initially designed them for.

This sculpture relates to issues of redundancy and retirement within our environment. While we are working we seem to have some part to play in the overall workings of our existence.Though, when we stop or are deemed to have no use in society we are quickly discarded and forgotten. I want to change the fortune of these boulders.

Steve positions the art work

The art work, complete with information explaining what it signifies

16 January 2012

Weigh Anchor

 Weigh Anchor
At Eastham Country Park

Friends of E.C.P hire a J.C.B and driver to transport an old anchor that has laid half hidden on a path for many years. The anchor was up lifted then taken to a new central location on the pier at Eastham Country Park.
It weighed over a ton and was delicately moved by the J.C.B along the paths of the country park before finally reaching its new location.
Secretary of the Friends of Eastham Country Park: Andrew Town said "We have talked about moving the anchor to a new, more prominent position for a long time and finally to actually see it in its new location is very gratifying indeed"

The anchor on the move: being taken from half hidden obscurity to a new more prominent location

Steady as she goes

Drop anchor: hopefully  for the last time

15 January 2012

The crew from Heswall Day Centre
In their new hi-vis jackets go on a litter clearing sortie at Eastham Country Park