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Report - WILLOWPOOL GARDEN CENTRE -lymm jan 16

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by scotty markfour, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. scotty markfour

    scotty markfour 28DL Regular User
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    HISTORY- also known as "wilowpool garden centre and baron antiques " , the site is aprox 4 acres in size and houses a variety of greenhouse type structures , brick building , various wooden constructions and a selection of little sheds .
    for many years people from cheshire raved about this place , saying what a great day out it was seeing all the varied and strange items for sale , the excellent food ,the quirky atmosphere of the place and the friendly staff . sheds were packed with assortments of goods like old fashion bicycles , ploughs, baths , lamps , statues and a variety of other stuff that would look good stuck in a typical cheshire middle class garden ....lol
    it is rumoured that the place was slowly wound down by the new owners so it could be sold onto a housing developer ! this sounds familiar to a lot of sites us explorers visit !
    a story also appeared in the WARRINGTON GUARDIAN ., the co - owner attacked his business partner during a psychotic episode , the 66 year old attacked his business partner and choked him before attempting to topple a statue on top of him !.... he also took the manageress against her will on a speedy car ride for 10 minutes round the country lanes which caused her much stress and anxiety ! because of his age the courts decided not to put him in prison , his mood swings are now controlled by medication and a restraining order has been put into place !
    the garden centre ceased trading in july 2013 , people were still turning up to visit the place only to be greeted by padlocked gates.
    THE EXPLORE- we found the place with no hassle at all , it even had the old rusty sign post outside (minus actual sign), with a quick check of the perimeter we soon gained access !
    my fellow 28dl explorer @Cazel#HT knew the place from its magical heyday when she had spent many happy carefree hours there with her family , her happy memories helped me a lot to visualise the place in its prime , even though there is a large house next door to the property ! we enjoyed a couple of hours mooching about with our cameras with no attention from anybody ! there are loads of little places to stick your nose into !... there was also the managers house which had a bog n shower in pristine condition !!! if you are knocking about at other derps in the vicinity ?? then stick this place on your list too !!!
    THE PHOTOS - as usual i took the pictures using a 10-18mm wide angle lens to give you the viewer an idea of the layout n scale of the place ....i leave it to @Cazel#HT to do the ARTY FARTY pics !.....enjoy the pics






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  2. tigger

    tigger 28DL Full Member
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    Nice. Drove past there this afternoon. Never really a 'garden centre' it was really a reclamation yard (there was a garden centre years ago just up the road (and across the opposite side were the greenhouses and growing area). Willow Pool was run by a Dutch chap for years...and yes, the food was pretty good until the place got too popular.

    Good to see it again even if there isn't a six foot high seated budha any more.
     
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  3. Coolboyslim

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    Something a little different and it's actually quite interesting. Thanks for the report and pics matey
     
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  4. WildBoyz

    WildBoyz Is this the future?
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    I wasn't expecting that, nice report :thumb
     
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    scotty markfour 28DL Regular User
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    just gave the site its official name @tigger
     
  6. scotty markfour

    scotty markfour 28DL Regular User
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    just glad our efforts are appreciated @Coolboyslim
     
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