Some time ago a group of Lymm Traders Lymm Traders conducted a survey at Lymm Dam. The survey identified that a large number of visitors to the local beauty spot did not realise that the village centre lay just a few hundred yards away via "THe Dingle Steps", a lovely walk in it's own right. Our beautiful village with it's array of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants was going undiscovered, more importantly valuable footfall and business was being lost. Lymm Parish Council were approached to see if some signage could be provided to inspire visitors to come to the village centre. The Parish Coucil suggested an arch way and the idea was born. Local councillors came up with a basic design, permission was obtained from United Utilities to install the archway on either side of the steps and local companies provided quotations.
Phil Gannon of Risley Forge was contracted to manufacture and install the archway (see images below) and work commenced on the project in August. Working with the basic design Phil took a number of photographs and incorporated these images into the archway AND what a fabulous job he did. At the base of the archway you can see a heron on one side and fisherman on the other, reflecting what our beautiful lake has to offer. The centre body of the archway shows off our famous Lymm Cross and Bridgewater Canal, and the "Gold" arrow heads direct visitors through the archway and down the steps towards our village centre. The fabulous structure is topped off with the words " Village Centre " aptly written in an Olde English font.
The magnificent archway was installed by Phil and team on the 1st November for all to see and enjoy. A massive thank you Phil from all Lymm Residents, it's a great Landlmark and will be around for many years to come.
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