For a long time the relic of St Thomas’ Church had suspect stonework and so had to be cordoned off and the surrounding lawned areas were neglected.
But now a wonderfully tranquil garden has been given new life. Here, city centre residents can seek peace and find relief from the stresses of modern day life.
After much prolonged pressure by Carl the Council has made the brickwork of St Tomas’ secure, removed the do-not-enter-railings and signs, and put the surrounding gardens onto the schedule of regular gardening in the city.
It is located in Bath Row on the site of the churchyard and nave for St Thomas’ Church which was mostly destroyed by bombing in World War II. It contains a Colonnade with memorial plaques honouring brave soldiers lost in the wars of the last century.
Today I found school children being shown around the site, obviously to give them a sense of history and the reason for the peace Garden.
My photos from today are below…
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Article by Geoff Caine