Dale fans turn wall into won­der­land

Rochdale Observer - - PICTURE GALLERY - Da­mon.wilkin­son@men-news.co.uk @Da­monWilkin­son6

DOZENS of green­fin­gered Dale fans planted hun­dreds of pan­sies and prim­roses at the Crown Oil Arena this week.

Vol­un­teers helped cre­ate a win­ter won­der wall fea­ture along Sandy Lane.

It fol­lows the suc­cess of the orig­i­nal won­der wall planted in the sum­mer.

The fea­ture has trans­formed the Spot­land area and won two awards at the North West In Bloom com­pe­ti­tion in­clud­ing top marks for the It’s Your Neigh­bour­hood award and Best New Rochdale in Bloom 2017 Fea­ture.

Led by Rochdale AFC and Rochdale Township in Bloom, the group de­cided to cre­ate a win­ter won­der re­ceived so many pos­i­tive trans­formed the gate­way ex­cep­tion­ally well. and has land­scaped the wall to keep the area bloom- com­ments from the lo­cal along Sandy Lane and I feel “The ages of vol­un­teers lo­cal area.” ing. com­mu­nity about the very proud to be in­volved in ranged from seven through The won­der wall will fea­ture

Rochdale AFC sales and won­der wall that it was a no this fan­tas­tic project.” to peo­ple in their 70s which in the 2018 Rochdale mar­ket­ing man­ager brainer not to cre­ate a win- Roy Down, vice chair of was bril­liant and we all just en­try into the North West Frances Field­ing said: “We ter fea­ture. Rochdale Township in got stuck in and worked as a and Na­tional In Bloom were ab­so­lutely thrilled to “With the help of the Bloom said: “The turn-out team. com­pe­ti­tions. win the North West in mar­vel­lous vol­un­teers and of vol­un­teers was fan­tas­tic “The land was trans- Bloom awards and we’ve spon­sors, we’ve once again and ev­ery­one worked formed in just a few hours

●●PICTURES BY MIKE BISSON

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