Reflections of Grovelands Park Centenary Weekend in a hundred photos

on Saturday, 01 June 2013. Posted in N21 Community

 

 

 

 

They marched into the park from all directions, parading from Woodcroft Wildspace; through the Inverforth Gate, through the woods; from Southgate, Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill: a park uniting three communities.

 

  

 

 

 Some in style

 

 

with panache

 

 

 

 

 The Village Vets Dog Show was a roaring success, with 200 dogs taking part

 

 

 

 

 

Dressed for the occasion - Congratulations to wee chef Robbie for winning first prize

 

 

 

 

demonstrating their tricks

 

or just enjoying a day out in the park. Has Grovelands Park ever seen so many dogs?

 

 

 

And the cars, a big attraction - boys' toys?

 

 

 

 

 

 

A full programme of music and dance on the stages; performances from the young and the not so young, some reliving the glory days of former music careers. 

 

 

 

The Trembling Wilburys were the headline act on Saturday

 

 

 

with plenty of local talent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 So many proud parents

 

 

 

 

 

 

High energy demonstrations

 

 

 

Grovelands Park Centenary was opened by some local dignitaries, and a big thanks to Assetgrove for stepping in and sponsoring the manin stage, ten days before 'GPC' weekend.

 

 

 "Here comes the sun" sang Glen Knowler (aka George Harrison)  and right on cue, the sun came out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Exhibition tent, telling the story of Grovelands Park 

 

 

and exhibits of art and photography depicting Grovelands Park

 

 

 

 

 

there was a chance to take a turn around the 'Royalty Ballroom'

 

 

 

Boats returned to Grovelands for the first time in a generation 

 

 

except that this time round life jackets were compulsory

 

 

 

Plenty of old fashioned amusements for the children

 

 

 

 

 

 It was the first time many children had seen Punch and Judy

 

 

 

 

and the chance to race around and just have fun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Yes, there were queues

 

 

 

 

Has Grovelands Park ever seen so many people?

 

 

 

There was still space for quiet reflection

 

 

 

 

 

or to sit chatting with friends

 

 

 

The small businesses, charities and community groups that are such a vital part of our local area, were in the Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the guys who made it all possible, thank you Friends of Grovelands Park

 

 

 

 

Here is the Grovelands Park Centenary Oak.

 

 

 

 

Wishing it well for the next one hundred years.

 

 

 

Thanks to the dozens of people whose photographs have been used to create this celebration of a memorable weekend, in one hundred years

 

These photos will be uploaded into a photo book, to be auctioned to raise funds for the Friends of Grovelands Park

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They marched into the park from all directions, parading from Woodcroft Wildspace; through the Inverforth Gate, through the woods; from Southgate, Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill: a park uniting three communities.

Comments (3)

  • Nikky and Kate

    Nikky and Kate

    18 November 2013 at 16:14 |
    so much fun, thanks to everyone for all their hard work, an AMAZING weekend!

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  • Anna Leech

    Anna Leech

    13 December 2013 at 17:03 |
    This event was the highlight of 2013. An unforgettable weekend that brought the local community together!

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  • Rick Starling

    Rick Starling

    02 April 2014 at 12:38 |
    Still think of the centenary celebrations with fond memories. What a great event, making history, from history. Particularly liked the music stages and mostly the Trembling Wilburys tribute, featuring the amazingly look-alike George Harrison, Glen Knowler and 'The Big O' Dave Collison. Great pictures too, maybe even one or two of mine in there! Excellent!

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