In 1868 the Heath was broken up. Some was given for commercial use, some for a recreation ground and we are lucky enough to have almost an acre of it for our garden and field. but the rest was given over for the place where I want to start this new series. The dead centre of Penketh! Our beautiful ancient cemetery.
I'm sure that the bluebells that thrive in it are the original flowers from the ancient Heath.
It's a place of great peace and beauty.
And I'm glad that it has been maintained in the way that it has, for it's a paradise for birds and squirrels.
So there it is, and if you are at all interested in knowing any more history of this place, you can find the information at www.penketh.com/hist.html