A family extravaganza on Sunday, August 2, celebrates Poole Park's 125th anniversary. Residents are invited to join in the celebrations at the Victorian park from 10 am to 4 pm as it recalls its glory days.
The fun day out includes lots of free activities from vintage cars and period fashion to inflatables, art, sports, martial arts, and a family dog show. Friends of Poole Park will hold a raffle and tombola and there will be live music from bands including The Zealots, Memphis Belle, Real Vintage, and Miss Annie.
The festive day supports a £2.7 million bid for Heritage Lottery Funding. Every £5 donated when visitors upload their photos for a historic Poole Park Mosaic will help to unlock up to £50 in match funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The photos will be collated to form a mosaic depicting the original design of the park from 1890.
Conservative Councillor for Parkstone ward Ann Stribley is Mayor of Poole this year. She says: “This special event promises to be a great day out for all the family and is a fitting tribute to this popular and historic park’s anniversary. I am delighted to be celebrating the park's 125th anniversary especially as I was also Mayor of Poole during its 100th birthday year.”