Friends of the Hollows is a like minded community group interested in preserving and improving Newton Hollows – an old Roman road that dates from c49AD leading from Deva Victrix (Chester) to Veratinum (Warrington/Wilderspool)
There will be a phased regeneration programme working with local schools, Chester Zoo, Big Heritage and Cheshire West and Chester Council.
The first phase of the plan includes building and installing planters for growing food plants, herb and flowers that are connected with the Romans in Britain at the entrance to the Newton Hollows path at Elmwood Avenue, Hoole.
There will also be some limited planting of food bearing trees associated with the Romans, such as Apple and Pear. The Romans brought with them cultivated Apples and Pears and the technique of grafting fruit and nut trees. Through this method consistent varieties could be propagated.
We are currently fundraising through the Spacehive platform and are actively looking for people to contribute to achieve our target of just under £6,000. Any pledge, even as little as £1 or £2 can help us to achieve our minimum backing of 20 supporters. We hope there will be more.