December 2020:

Our thanks to BBC CWR and Richard Williams for the fantastic programme (listen here) featuring the War Memorial Park on 28th December.   Richard featured our benches social history project and interviewed one of the bench donors, Julia Ramsay, about the bench dedicated to her husband.  He also interviewed Pete Walters on the history of the park.  Throughout the show Richard mentioned the centenary weekend and asked for memories of the Park. Listeners called in with their memories – mainly about the old children’s railway.

Did you see the cards on the Park benches over Christmas?

November 2020: Progress on the celebrations, plaques, plinths and trees and the sensory garden from the Centenary working group. See the Centenary newsletter No. 3.

October 2020: The Centenary 2021 group has been working towards a restoration of damaged and missing plaques in Park in time for the 2021 Centenary celebrations. See our Centenary 2021 Newsletter #2.

October 2020: One of our members, Robert Bristow, is appealing for information on Barbara Joyce Masters – a WREN with a memorial plaque in the park.

May 2020: The Centenary 2021 group has quickly established itself and started making progress. This was our Centenary 2021 Newsletter #1.

February 2020: The Friends of the War Memorial Park establish a group to celebrate the park’s centenary with a Call for ideas for the Centenary 20201 celebrations.