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The War Memorial Park’s 100th birthday.

 The War Memorial Park will be 100 years old on July 9th 2021.  As volunteer supporters, the Friends of The War Memorial Park had some very big plans for centenary celebrations – until Covid came along to limit what we can all do safely.

As a result, the big Three-Day Centenary Weekend will now take place in July 2022.  And we’re continuing to work with the Council and the Parks teams to find safe ways to celebrate the landmark this year.

We’ll be announcing more details son, but in the meantime, here are some of the initiatives we’re working on:

  • The Sensory Garden – now almost complete (we are waiting for timber to make the last raised bed)
  • Trees, plinths and plaques – and the people they commemorate
  • The Park Bench Project

You can read about these in our latest Centenary Newsletter (No. 5).

Read previous updates about what we have been doing and planning (even in the shadow of the recent lockdowns and restrictions) here

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Upcoming Events


Litter pick

Monday 31st May 2021 at 08:30
at the Visitor Centre

Why not come and join us in supporting our excellent park staff to keep the park clean and tidy.  Followed by a free drink at the cafe.

All welcome.

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