Christchurch Park loses its supreme gardener

Friends and visitors to Christchurch Park will be saddened to hear of the death of Tom Wright just a few days ago.  Ill-health had forced his retirement last year after 31 years with Ipswich Parks.  He was perhaps best known for the superb carpet-bedding at the Henley Road entrance to Christchurch Park, of which the example in this photograph was a very fine example.

Tom was always happy to stop and have a chat, and his willingness to engage with passers-by, combined with his wealth of knowledge and experience, will be very much missed.

Friends of Christchurch Park might like to know that Tom’s funeral will be on Thursday 11th August at 1.45 p.m. at the Ipswich Crematorium/West.