Feb 28, 2016
This bench was designed by Mike Satterthwaite and built by the volunteers from Friends of Cotteridge Park in 2008. It is in our community orchard which was reclaimed from old British Rail allotments. The wood for the bench from Pepper Wood a community woodland not far from here.
The cost of the wood was paid for by a bequest from Anne Ashton.
This photo of the bench was taken in February 2016 after it was repaired after a little vandalism – the new wood for the repair came from Martineau Gardens.
As you can see the bench is the result of lots of different people and organisations working together.
There are more photos and history of the Orchard and the bench on the Cotteridge Park website.
This post was submitted by Friends of Cotteridge Park.