The Historical Research Co-ordinators of the Friends of Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden have collected information relating to the house and garden from Ruth Brown, a local resident, Malcolm Hitt, the son of one of the Head Gardeners who worked at the garden in the 1940’s, and Doris Mellen who was in the WRNS. We are very grateful to them for sharing some of their early memories of the garden. There are also two photographs of the WRNS who were stationed at the house during the 1940’s. Doris Mellen is pictured in the second photo, kneeling down in the centre with two girls on either side of her.
If you have any memories of the garden that you would like to share, or early photos, we would be very pleased to hear from you. Questionnaires are available from the tearooms at the garden or you can click here to download one.