Come with your children and help us decorate a Christmas Tree in the Park with brightly painted pine cones and ribbons.
We felt this little Christmas Tree next the the beautiful Victorian Oswald Clock was crying out for some Festive treatment.
On Saturday 10 December from 10.30 am to 12 noon, we will be there to decorate the tree - so come and help us and feel free to bring your own home made decorations to add some extra colour.
Even if you can’t make it on the day, you can walk past the three on your walks round the park over the festive season.
The decorations will be removed on 7th January 2017.
Please note this event is weather dependent and will be can cancelled if the weather on Saturday 10th is to severe.
Friends of Victoria Park laid a wreath at the cenotaph in the Park on Sunday 13 November.
Despite the wet weather, two dozen people turned out and were welcomed by our Chair Richard East.
Gillian Mawdsley who read the salutation also recalled two soldiers from the local area who died at war - Frederick O'Beine of Broomhill who died in November 1917 at Bourlon Wood and Alan Walker Souter, a parishioner of Balshagray Victoria Church who died on 11 September 1944.
Before two minutes silence, the Last Post was beautifully played by young trumpeter Euan Black (17) followed by The Rouse.
We would like to establish a service at the beautiful Cenotaph in the park as an annual event. If your family lost a relative in war who grew up around the park, we would love to know more about them and give them a special mention in next year’s service. Contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org