AN appeal for information on the history of Winyates and the surrounding area has been made by Shelley Millward of Magicakes.
It comes when she discovered a well in the middle of Winyates Craft Centre.
Now she’s hoping it can be made into a feature at the centre.
“Pattie Hill, the former councillor who died last year, was a great friend to us and I thought about making a garden in the centre in her memory,” said Shelley.
“I’d got a willow tree to plant and we only just put the spade in the ground when it opened up into a sink hole.
“At first we thought it was a cracked sewer, so we called the council and they said it was a well, and put this ugly drain cover over the top.
“But the water is lovely and clear and it would be nice to put a proper grill over it and build it up so it looks like a proper well.
“It goes down 16ft and the water is lovely and clear.”
What is known is that there was a farm and what is now Winyates Centre but beyond that Shelley is appealing for more information.
Shelley can be contact at Magicakes via Facebook or email: email@example.com and we’ll pass the details on.