Matt Thomas… I remember watching the Wednesday night fireworks from that bank
Tracey Bourner… I remember falling in there and having to walk home. I was about three years old by the way.
Sam Rosewell… My grandparents lived in Queen’s Lodge back then – the park was my favourite playground as a very small child!
Tara Reddy… if you have stories or photos please share, we are collecting images for jubilee project.. https://www.facebook.com/artintheparkaop
Sean Taylor… how the park should be
Tracy Howell… Loved the boating Lake
Claire Triance… Those really were the days
Jimmy Stonham… We use to play in the park all the time as kids, always trying to jump the river at them widest point, I always fell in
Graham Mccallion… How lovely the park was with boating lake and the birds
Alan Esdaile… Searching for some photos of the play park with the maypole if anyone has any.
Yvonne Cleland… Loved that maypole x
Alan Esdaile… They wouldn’t allow it now!
Dawn Hyland… Awww fab memories we were so lucky when we were kids xx
Steve Dadson… The bowling green. Shame this is a sight we no longer have…
Mark Bailey… The bandstand hasn’t changed at all
Tony Demarco… Shame about the lost trees
Dawn… Loads of great memories playing in the park. The swings were much better with the maypole there, we had a putting green, table tennis and the bird aviary all along near the toilets – brilliant!
Lee Twigge… Didn’t there used to be a miniture railway running along top of that bank?
Barry French… In the early 1970s I was working as an assistant gardener in Alexandra Park, & had the dubious pleasure of being part of the team that cleaned out the boating lake (The dirtiest most smelly task I have ever undertaken) The Observer sent photographers down to take some pictures of us caked in mud, but I dont think they were ever published (Least I hope not!). The Park always had something going on back then, with country fairs, car shows, sheep dog trials & live music. I too remember the Budgerigar Aviary plus the miniature train that run along the the bank opposite the war memorial. I also remember the Swans & many variety’s of water fowl that lived in the ponds near the Bowling green. At 4pm Mums would bring their kiddies to see one of us gardeners feeding the ducks from a bucket of grain. The Alexandra park of the early 1970s was run on, which would now be described as, green principles. Many of the bedding plants were grown at the (Now demolished) corporation nursery along Wishing Tree Road. At the end of the season plants would be uprooted & returned to the nursery so cuttings could be taken for the following season.
During the Autumn & early Winter the leaves were racked up from the lawns & used as compost. Overtime things change but Alexandra Park is still a beautiful place & were very lucky to have it.
Steve Cooke… Ahh, the days. when we had a boating lake – and duffle bags! Bowling green. What a loss!