First Saturday in October and where has the Summer gone, writes Friend of Victoria Park, Victoria Wood.
However, the afternoon is bright and sunny and the Friends committee get together to talk about next year’s programme.
The events we put on this summer were very successful,and is clearly a good idea to do something similar next year.
We considered whether we have enough ‘Friends of the Friends’ to put on an event every month during the Summer, on Sunday afternoons.
One or two new ideas came up, and it looks like we will have enough people willing to sing, dance, or play music every first Sunday from Easter until September.
We now need to contact everyone and have a look at which performers/ players will work well together.
It’s very exciting to be planning for more fun in the Park, which everyone will enjoy.
Walking home after the meeting, I reflected on the early days of the Park.
I’ve been doing some research into the life of William Blackshaw,the Victorian Borough Surveyor, (more about him another time) who designed and laid out the original park (the bit by the Train Station) for local people to take pleasant walks in, and enjoy the plants and flowers on a Sunday.
That’s why there are so many paths winding around that area.
We’ve come a long waysince the early 1900s, but I guess the plan is the same, for people and families to have somewhere to have a bit of fresh air and evercise, and relax in the ambience of the Park.