This short walk takes you around the historical features of Marbury Park in Cheshire - once a grand estate and now part of Northwich Woodlands.
The last Marbury Hall, built in the 1850s, was a fine looking house modelled on the French chateau at Fontainebleau, with an imposing carriage drive entrance. Originally owned by the Smith-Barry family, Marbury Hall became a country club in the 1930s, and then the grounds were used a P.O.W. camp during the Second World War. It was later demolished in the 1960s. Many of its features remain though, including grand lime avenues and the arboretum. Reputedly the park is haunted by two ghosts, the eerie Marbury Lady and a horse known as Marbury Dunne, 'the fastest horse that ever run'.
The Friends of Anderton and Marbury (FOAM) are an active group who get involved in looking after both parks and have a busy programme of walks, talks, conservation tasks and events. They have designed this History Walk around the Park.