Well, William wrote a book entitled “Particulars of some Municipal Engineering works designed and carried out at Stafford”.
It was published in 1901.
It doesn’t sound like the most exciting book ever written about Stafford, but it would be useful and interesting to see what else William did in Stafford, while he was Borough Surveyor, after all he had the job for nearly thirty years!
I would love to see a copy and possibly buy it for the Friends of Victoria Park.
Is there a copy of Williams book tucked away in your bookshelf?
Another thing associated with William was a magnificent urn which was just inside the Newport Road gate to the Park.
It would be very exciting to find this urn if it still exists. Is it in your back garden for example?
On another note; We finally had our site meeting to decide on the wildflower area and spring bulb area, up near Doxey Road and along the Wild life hedge which we planted a couple of years ago.
We are waiting for the area for the wild flowers to be cleared, hopefully this week,if the weather permits.
If you would like to help planting seeds or bulbs please contact the Friends of Victoria Park.
Or if you see us, just come and join in.We hope that by next Spring the whole north area of the Park will look much more colourful.
More next week, hopefully we and the Park will have survived the storm!