Grovelands Park Centenary Message from The Friends of Grovelands

on Wednesday, 22 May 2013. Posted in N21 Community

Grovelands 100 Centenary Celebration: May 18 & 19 2013



Hi Everybody


Well the birthday party is now over, the food plates, drink glasses, the Marquees, Stages, Equipment and Stalls have all been cleared and our treasured Grovelands Park is now restored to the natural state we all love. We are left with the memories but what great memories. 


From the day that the idea was mooted to celebrate the Centenary of the park I stressed that if we were to do it we must do it properly with professional class and style to make the two days in May special family days to remember for us all. It was to be about the history of this wonderful park, the place where generations have shared happy days and will continue to do so for the next 100 years. 


With the sun on our backs and the whole community coming together on these days in harmony I hope we achieved that. 


I feel privileged and honoured to have been involved and could not have done it without the fantastic  support of all the volunteers from the Friends of Grovelands Park, The Councillors, The Deputy Mayor, David Burrows MP, the local schools, the musicians, the Stage crews, the sponsors  and of course you who came in droves to share these precious memories. 


We have had so many kind messages saying how much people enjoyed it all but I confess a tear came to my eye when it was all over on Sunday as a little girl was heard to say to her mother when they left the gate “Mummy this was the bestest day of my life!”  Mission accomplished!


Thanks to everybody. Treasure those memories. Treasure Grovelands Park.


Michael McDonagh 



Event Director

Friends of Grovelands Park

Well the birthday party is now over, the food plates, drink glasses, the Marquees, Stages, Equipment and Stalls have all been cleared and our treasured Grovelands Park is now restored to the natural state we all love. We are left with the memories but what great memories.

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