CPRA Does Virtual Reality

Yesterday CPRA held an unusual event which was enjoyed by all – and particularly by the younger people attending.

The Virtual Reality Experience was planned for 18 people.  We sold 15 places, 11 to young people.

The experiences ranged from a deep-sea encounter with an inquisitive whale to Google Earth’s spectacular scenery.

A particular favourite was ‘walking the plank’ which involved stepping out of a lift on to the top floor of a New York skyscraper onto a narrow plank!

Thanks go to John Jones-Pritchard for organising this novel and enjoyable entertainment,  to Jacky and Tom Arrowsmith for support, and for everyone who attended the event.

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A few pictures from the CPRA Garden Trail 2019

Despite awful weather, some 60 people walked around the four Curzon Park gardens in the 2019 garden trail finishing up in a fifth garden for refreshments.

Lovely to see everyone chatting and enjoying the gardens.

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Summer Table Sale

CPRA will be hosting a table top sale on Saturday 17 August 2019 on The Green.  The family-friendly day will start at 11am (fingers crossed for a sunny day!) and there will be a refreshment tent selling soft drinks and snacks.

The cost of a pitch will be £5 (with all proceeds going to support the CPRA).  Bring your won table – children’s pitches welcome.  There will be a prize for the ‘best presented’ pitch on the day!

Scheduled drop-off times for unloading will be co-ordinated to aid congestion on The Green and help will be available for anyone unable to transport items on the day.

Please note no electrical goods, foodstuffs or alcohol to be sold – and all unsold items to be taken home on the day please.

We hope you can join us for this fun community event.

Please contact Jayne on 07985 266415 if you wish to reserve a pitch.

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CPRA trip to Dunham Massey 1 May

The CPRA enjoyed a garden trip to Dunham Massey on Wed 1st May.

We had a great turnout with 35 people on the outing, which included the grounds, deer park, house and an art exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery.

Thankfully the weather remained dry and we enjoyed a lovely day out.

A bit of history

Dunham Massey lies on the Roman road from Chester to York (a few miles before you got to the small town of Mamucium – now Manchester).

Dunham is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word dun (“hill”) and the Massey comes from the Barons de Masci, who were granted ownership of the surrounding area after the Norman Conquest.

The 300-acre deer park has been there since the Middle Ages.

Dunham Massey Hall was built in 1616 by Sir George Booth.  The Booths were one of the first 18 families to be made baronets by James I.

The hall was used as a military hospital during the First World War and was donated to the National Trust in 1976.




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Drug Detritus

A member has recently reported finding a syringe in Dingle Bank next to the footbridge. Drug users are known to use that and other locations within Curzon Park.  Should you come across a syringe or “sharp”, you are advised to leave it in situ and contact the council  There is an emergency telephone number for such occurrences, 0300 123 7035, for use at any time, 365 days p.a.

An on-line reporting formcan be found at  https://cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/contact-us/report-it/report-it.aspx. (Click on ‘Litter and Litter Bins’), but this will only be picked up during office hours (Monday-Friday 8.a.m. to 5 p.m).

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Walking Groups

Here is a list of upcoming walks:

Weekend Walks

  • WILLASTON Saturday 1 June – led by Mary
  • BUNBURY/BEESTON Saturday 6 July – led by Dave and Jenny
  • ALYN WATERS Saturday 3 August – led by John and Christine

Mid-Week Walks

  • ARROWE PARK Thursday 13 June – led by Alison Oxtoby
  • LLANDUDNO Tuesday 16 July – led by Jenny Plunkett
  • UTKINTON – Thursday 15 August – led by Carol Macrae
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