Beat Winter Blues…Bring Back Brass Bands!

With the Beast from the East looming ever closer, maybe it’s time to warm ourselves up with memories of far warmer weather and vivid green parks. The Friends committee are geared up to holding an event every month of the year and this years are almost in the bag. Just a few are remaining bits…

The Ground Beneath your Very Feet…

As a continuation of the history of Radipole park and gardens, here’s a couple more photos from the 1930’s showing their construction. Pictured below is the partly infilled, swampy land, and the original, very much shorter, Alexander Bridge, with Hanover Road running off into the distance and Lyndhurst Terrace facing the the tracks. Most of…

Parks Have Many Roles to Play

Have you ever thought about why you use your local park? Is it purely because it’s the prettiest route on your way to and from some destination? To let the boisterous children run off some steam maybe, to walk the pooch or just to keep ¬†yourself active. Some people view it a hallowed space, where…

Colour yet to come…and tasks ahead

One of my tasks I’ve set myself is to identify many of the trees and shrubs that are in the gardens. Whilst having a mooch last year I captured some fab flowers on various shrubs, but some of them I hadn’t a clue what they were. So if you notice some random lady shuffling her…

Radipole Trees; Seek and Ye Shall See

I’m just as guilty of this as anyone! Ever since I was a tiny tot these gardens have been my stomping ground. I loved the space, the trees and flowers…and if truth be told, I was guilty of playing hide and seek in amongst the bushes. (But don’t tell the kids that) Despite being a…