Tim Mowl: Castle Park
It is the success of the restored Queen Square – now a bustling sylvan space, compared with its abject counterpart around the vanished Castle Street, lowered over by the remains of bombed-out churches – that will encourage debate on landscape conservation in the city in this walk. Is it enough just to leave the bombed-out precinct for the brief enjoyment of lunchtime office workers? Might the sculpture park that was devised for the green spaces in the 1980s be revived with new artworks? Could new residential terraces be built alongside the Floating Harbour? Might the historic heart of the city be revitalised by exhibitions on the Castle and St Edith’s Well in the ruins of St Peter’s? Tim will be joined in the walk and discussion by Roger Mortimer, local architect who has done a plan for a new quarter on the site, and Ann Freeman, who is lobbying to get St Edith’s Well restored, and others.
After the walk, join in a discussion about what you have seen over tea and cake.