Pumpkins’ final week at EVWG, plus our gratitude to the late Trevor Lewis and his family.

Our giant pumpkins, after being planted back in the middle of May, have grown to giants. We believe Pumpkin 2, which is the bigger one, weighs in the region of 200lb. Simon O’Rourke, the chainsaw sculptor, will be carving one of the pumpkins at the Llangollen Food Festival this Saturday 14th October. (more details at http://www.llangollenfoodfestival.com).

One pumpkin on 27th May 2017.

‘Family and Friends of the Late Trevor Lewis make kind gesture to Erlas Victorian Walled Garden.’
Trevor had volunteered at Erlas Victorian Walled Garden for 18 months before he had to step down as his ill health made it difficult for him to work. Trevor had had an interesting life, coming from the Caernarvon area. and was active in the armed services during the Northern Ireland Conflict. He had had many jobs, and unfortunately lost his right arm in a motor cycling accident. This did not prevent Trevor volunteering at the gardens, and he soon established himself as a maker of all things wooden- including 50 reindeer, which were very popular at the Christmas Fayre. Trevor also made wooden stools and wooden cages to protect the crops from birds. He was an asset to the gardens, and will be sorely missed. Annie and Trevor also helped out at our Open Days.
The Charity wish to show their gratitude to Annie and Trevor’s family and friends, who made this kind offer to donate the proceeds of £331 from Trevor’s funeral to the walled garden. It is hoped that we may buy some roses (which we will use to make confetti), and a pyrography set.

Trevor with one of his wooden reindeers.

Here you can see Annie present the proceeds of the offertory plate to Avril at EVWG.

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