Local History Society

 A Fete at the Park in 1976

Planning for the Park - and the achievement of a dream



Here is a series of slides kindly donated by June Lucy, showing the fete held at the new park on Swallowfield Road in 1976. It had been open a couple of years, and the trees and shrubs were very sparse. Because of the drought that summer, the grass was like a newly-mown hay-field.

The crowd had followed the REME Band down Swallowfield Road from the Cross.

Please help us to identify the people in the pictures - click on each one to get a larger image. We can supply each one at a higher resolution on request.

Some of the slides were scanned-in back-to-front. If you spot one that's the wrong way round, please let us know!

The REME Band

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