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Drawing of the proposed new Recreation ground
Aerial view of the Recreation Ground & Memorial Hall. (2020) Photo by Neil B. Maw
Proposed new entrance to the east end of the Recreation Ground
The Avenue Walk of Horse Chestnut trees in the Recreation Ground in 1955. Photo courtesy of Paul Williams
The Horse Chestnut trees in the snow, but now sadly gone (2020) Photo by Sylvia Berry-Benton
The Summer Fete of 2022 showing the whole area in full use. Photo by Neil B. Maw

Proposed layout of the new 'Recreation Ground.'

This is an artist's impression of how the Recreation Ground might be laid out, which would include the Memorial Hall and the Cottages for former service men from the  1914-18 war. 

This item also included a later drawing of how the entrance to the east side might be laid out.

This listing also incudes a copy of the conveyance that transferred the land from the Barrington Estate to Parish use. To read the copy in Pdf format please go HERE

An inspection of the Horse Chestnut trees in the Recreation Ground in 2015 showed that many of them were in poor condition and considered too dangerous for a public place. Therefore most of them were removed. We include in this listing a photo from 1955 that shows them all present and healthy, and also a photo by Sylvia Berry-Benton showing the trees in the snow.


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