Cobbett Birthday Party
As usual in early May, we had a party to mark Cobbett Road Library's birthday (79 this year). The theme was plants and gardening, and you can see full details on the Events & Talks Archive page.
Sadly, a few days earlier, Dot Winteridge died. There are details of the funeral service at Cobbett.
On Saturday April 7 we celebrated 100 years of women's suffrage. See the Events & Talks Archive page for more information.
Our gardeners have been successful in applying for a Community Chest grant from the City Council. The funds will be used to improve the beds around the Library, to turn the small enclosed area at the back of the building into a pleasant seating area and to provide additional planting near the statue. Plants will be chosen, in part, to cope with the heavily-polluted air at this busy road junction, and should make a contribution to absorbing that pollution.
This work is underway. The free-standing courtyard walls have been pressure-washed, and received their first coat of masonry paint. The bricks are the London Rustic type with a wavy pattern, used in many Southampton buildings. Their surface detail means they used up far more paint than plain ones would have done!
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