Living in the past? What it’s like to live in Black Swan Terrace, a guest blog.
Charlie moved into the terrace earlier this year and has got involved with taking care of our medieval style garden:
I moved into one of the flats next to The Weaver’s House recently, and find it absolutely amazing. The fact that it is so quirky and quiet considering where it is within the city is unusual. In the evening and into the night when work permits, I sit in the garden and enjoy the bird song and occasionally see a fox on the prowl.
The recently installed fence panels, thanks to National Lottery funding
The building itself is very unique and I really enjoy living here, and being allowed to use the gardens to relax in is an absolute treat after a hard day working.
The medieval style garden
Along with Tina, the volunteers coordinator, I have been keeping the gardens in check; mowing the lawns and weeding, along with general custodianship of the grounds. I feel privileged to have been allowed to move within a unique community. I have also been researching The Weaver’s House and surrounding areas from the time period; the plants and root vegetables from around the time period in contrast to how we live today, and how times and people evolve, and have found it very interesting.
Above, some of the gardening that Charlie has been doing recently at the site.
We are grateful to Charlie for his help in maintaining the garden during the busy growing season, and for supplying the photos.