Thank you to Dave Barlow for sending in another great video of the on going restoration work in the grounds of Pole Bank Hall
Dave says that Pole Bank played a big part in his development as a young lad and he's sure it did with many others who lived around Gee Cross. Dave and the others are putting in quite a bit of work in restoring the grounds and pond. Dave thinks its a pity many of today's kids don't experience the old lifestyles of rope swings, building a dam, climbing a tree!, looking for birds nests, collecting conkers and all the rest of it on long hot summer days with good mates.
I took part in all those activities and more, and Pole Bank played a big part in my younger days so I am more than pleased to be able to show the video's and keep folk updated about what is being done by the Friends Of Pole Bank group. Well done to all involved in this cause.
Here's a few pictures I took of the place a while back.
I have many pictures of Pole Bank taken over a number of years now but I can find most of them... I will keep looking. In the mean time here are a few of the many birds to be found in the woods and gardens.