Alderley Edge: Elisabeth (Betty) Bucknell 1929 – 2012

We last explored Alderley Edge on a sunny day last summer, taking the train to Alderley Edge and walking in to the woodland paths that wind their way around this beautiful area.  We climbed to the highest point and paused to take in the wide view across Cheshire.  I always find sunshine dappled through green trees uplifting and we sauntered through the woods in a cheerful mood, always finding somewhere new in this magical landscape.  This time we found the old copper mines, mined since the bronze age.   We had recently visited Alan Garner’s house and how Alderley Edge has shaped his novels was in my mind as we enjoyed the fresh air and peacefulness of a mid-week walk.


On Alderley Edge

In a lovely clearing I came across this wooden bench where the family of Elisabeth (Betty) Bucknell have erected a plaque in her memory.  They certainly chose an enchanting and alluring place in which to sit and remember Elisabeth Bucknell.


In Memory of Elisabeth (Bett) Bucknell 1929 – 2012 Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother



7 comments on “Alderley Edge: Elisabeth (Betty) Bucknell 1929 – 2012

  1. Digger says ‘that’s my kind of bench!”

  2. Angela Bucknell says:

    I just came across this site by chance and entered my Mother in laws name and found your comments about her memorial bench. I was thinking about her as it’s her birthday. How lovely and I’m so pleased you liked her bench. We often sit on it when we walk in the woods at Alderley Edge and sometimes take our grandchildren with us to remember Betty.

  3. Lucy Eardley says:

    How lovely to see you’ve mentioned this. Betty was my Nanna, and a truly wonderful lady who had a fantastic life. Much loved and much missed. Thank you for sharing her bench in your blog

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