Do you remember Keith Skinner?

Recently received contact from Keith Skinner of Chester who spent his childhood in Witton.

“Greetings to all at Witton Gilbert from an 81 year old ex refugee who used to live at Westwood Cottage (now demolished) and Fell House with memories of Shirley Lamb brother Ernie, Margaret Wheelan nee Iredale et al- Langley Park primary & Sacriston Junior Schools and many other happy memories of an idylic childhood.Hope to re visit from home in Chester soon.”

Keith Skinner

Does anyone have any memories from this period? If so add your comment by using the comment form below.

Village Centre project update

A lot of progress has been made on the Village Centre project in recent weeks, SouthernGreen (the Landscape consultants) have produced the design proposals and landscape details and they are currently compiling the tender documents. The Parish Council have secured £33,000 of additional outside funding  for the project. The pre-tender estimates are on target and the tenders will be returned at Christmas time with work hopefully starting in January. Visit the the Village Centre page to see some of the design sketches and download the master plan.

Village Centre page