Grantham celebrations will mark 90th anniversary of Wyndham park

Wyndham Park will celebrate its 90th anniversary this month.
Wyndham Park will celebrate its 90th anniversary this month.
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A special celebration will take place in Grantham this month to mark the 90th anniversary of Wyndham Park.

The events and activities will run between 10am and 2pm in the park on Sunday, July 27, organised by The Wyndham Park Forum with the Old Pavilion Tea Rooms.

The event is themed to celebrate the opening of the war memorial park, but there will be activities not strictly belonging to the 1920s, but with children in mind. So for the youngsters there are a couple of bouncy castles and a climbing wall (manned by the Army Cadet Force), and a hand-turned Victorian Roundabout! There will also be skittles to play, and cans to knock off, a bit like a coconut shy.

Also for the children, 
Betty Elmer will be telling stories at 11am, noon and 1pm. Her stories are suitable for all ages and will include a special story called the Mighty Chestnut Tree – all about Wyndham Park.

The Grantham and District Model Boat Club will be putting boats on the river and there will be an opportunity for visitors to have a go.

The Wyndham Park Bowls Club will also be having a Fun Day for everyone to join in.

Around the park there will be a variety of craft stalls - ranging from fashion jewellery, vintage clothing, garden ornaments and other craft items, plus loads more.

The Old Pavilion Tea Rooms will be serving a special period menu at lunchtime.

Throughout the day there will be live music from the Uptown Strutters Jazz Band, and the St Wulfram’s Church Choir will perform at 2pm.

A display recounting the history of Wyndham Park and how it was first planned will be in the black and white shelter, and there will be a Heritage Trail to visitors round the important features of Wyndham Park.

In addition all the usual features and facilities will be open for use in Wyndham Park. The event is supported by South Kesteven District Council.

The park was officially opened on July 10, 1924.