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Shrewsbury Park Festival and Dog Show 2024

Sunday 30 June 1-5pm

Come along and enjoy our amazing festival! There are some fantastic local stallholders including a food and drink offer, plus delicious cakes and Icecream! Mmmmmm!

Our local Brewery, The Green Goddess will be there, as well as plenty more to keep you amused

We’ll be welcoming back Ronnie Ripple and the Ripchords who graced the stage last year, as well as Manny Fizzotti and dancers from Roos Dance Academy too!

Shrewsbury Park Dog Show

We’re running a Dog Show in the morning (before it gets too warm) – dogs and owners can register from 10.30 in the park (we’ll be in the section of the park nearest the golf course). The judges will be assessing our furry friends in categories like ‘Waggiest Tail’, so there is no pressure to perform!

Come along and have some fun with your pooch! We’ll share the photos here on our website and also our facebook group.

Stallholder List

Walker & Crossley Arty Farty Signs & Plaques
Janice Jupp – beaded ornaments
Full of Surprises Uk
The Green Goddess (mobile bar)
Fabric Folk Tales Community Stall and Textile Consultation)
Tina’s Magnifi-scents
Toy Mania
Eetra’s Jewelry
Little Wheel Ceramics
Wheel Up | On The Rise
Face painting
The Greenwich Tea Company
Purple Hat Pots
Chealsons Coffee
Shanns handmade gifts
Sweet treasures
South East London Community Energy
Glitzy Body Art
ice cream world Ltd (Ice Cream Van)
Lalu Catering
Blackheath Pet Supplies


Terms and Conditions for Stallholders at the Shrewsbury Park Summer Festival

Shrewsbury Park, Plum Ln, Plumstead SE18 3AG

Conditions of participation as a stallholder


Stallholders must comply with all Health & Safety regulations at all times.


You will be allocated a pitch once you arrive at the festival, provided your completed application and full payment has been received and approved.


You should arrive at the Plum Lane entrance. Only one car with the stall will be permitted to use the car park or if conditions allow, you may park behind your pitch. You will have informed us of the registration information on the application form.


We expect you to provide all your own equipment for the safe construction of your stall or activity. Please consider the possibility of inclement or hot weather at the event and plan accordingly. (This includes providing your own gazebo, table and chair)


You are responsible for clearing any litter around your stall. Please make sure your site and the surrounding area is clean when you leave your pitch. Waste bins can be found around the site, some are for recyclable materials and some for general waste.

If your activities need any kind of license it must be available for inspection at the event.

Please ensure your signs and exhibits do not overshadow or obscure any neighbouring displays.

You must not use any amplification unless previously agreed in writing with us at time of application.


In line with legislation, only registered food providers can make and sell food or drink on the day.


If you have made an application and money has been paid, but you then wish to make a cancellation, the following policy applies:

– If notification is received 100 days prior to the event we will refund the whole amount

– If notification is received 60 days prior to the event we will refund 50% of the fee

– If notification is received under 60 days prior to the event, you will not receive a refund.


All stall holders are responsible for obtaining their own Public Liability and other relevant

insurances. The event organisers cannot insure stalls, including their infrastructure,

contents and staff. Your participation at this event is at your own risk.

Late Summer Time Walk

On Friday 8 September, 25 local residents enjoyed stepping back in time with Dr Andy Brockman.

Our subject matter was: Front Line Park: Shrewsbury Park in the 20th Century Including the LCC Open Air School and defence of London.

After meeting by the car park, we visited the area where the open air school had it’s buildings, and saw photographs of the school in action. We were able to view documents that described how the children were selected, educated and monitored, turning out healthier and well nourished pupils back to their homes.

Strolling back through to the car park with Andy, we saw clearly where the barrage balloons were tethered. We learnt how these were used in the foiling of enemy aircraft, driving them away from bombing targets.

We were told a few interesting (and funny) stories about how this all worked, which Andy had taken from some testimonies of local people at the time.

Andy expertly brought to life these amazing past events and fielded questions as we went along. Ending up at Shrewsbury House, there were more artifacts to look at, as well as a very welcome Friday evening beverage or two.

We look forward to our next foray into local history!

Picnic in the Park

Our 2023 Festival didn’t disappoint! Great music, great stalls and most important of all our fantastic local community came out in their droves – we estimate we had around 500 people attending over the course of the afternoon. We are so grateful for your support – this is the reason the committee put in the work – thank you for making it amazing!

And an extra thank you to the current Committee members: Sandra, Iris, Zena, Ron and Alan who spent many an hour planning and troubleshooting to put the event together. Can’t leave out the trusty core volunteers who turn up for set-up and take-down and always with a smile. – Kris, Chair

And thumbs up to Greenwich Parks Forum for their support and the Greenwich Borough Park Rangers who made sure the site was clean and clear, before and after.

If you have any of your own photos of the 2 July to add, please send them to

Oh what a night!

We had a fantastic time at the Friends of Shrewsbury Park Quiz last night, at Shrewsbury House!

Our fantastic Quizmasters, Dee and Geoff tested our general knowledge to the max. From Shrewsbury House Community Centre‘s resident Improshrews, we enjoyed Erik and John playing out scenes from comedy shows through the ages!

Find out more about the Improshrews here:

Thanks to everyone who came – the big winners with the craziest team name ever, was: Peanut Butter Giggle Sticks

The biggest losers: The Wooden Spoons

Our thanks also to the staff at Shrewsbury House, who were so welcoming – especially the reception and bar staff who were kept nice and busy.

Want to come and join us at the next quiz? Keep watch – we’ll post the date asap!

Fabulous Foraging

On Saturday 13 May, we gathered to discover what edible delights the park has to offer! Experienced, self-taught, and local forager, Kevin Godby from GCDA led us around the park, introducing us to lots of plants, bushes and trees that have edible parts.

Kevin had a great list of tips to share, including not foraging at a low level, to avoid contamination, never consuming too much of one kind of forage, being mindful of the time of year and ripeness of plants. As a general rule of thumb, younger seeds, buds and leaves are juicier and tastier!

We look forward to welcoming Kevin back to the park in another season to learn more!

Sonja O’Sullivan

Last weekend, we officially christened our newest bench, installed with many kind donations from local people. It is dedicated to our beloved Sonja O’Sullivan, a treasured friend and member of our management committee. Her husband, Brian, spoke movingly about her love of the park.

Friends and family turned out in their droves on a cold March morning to celebrate her life.

Next time you are there, take a look – there’s a fabulous view from it too!

See if you can spot Sonja’s sister in the group photo – a great family resemblance!

Friends and family pose with the bench
Kris, our Chair and Brian speak movingly about Sonja’s achievements and love of the park

Sunday Funday 2022 – how was it for you?

We hope you had a wonderful time at the Festival this year – although the dog show was cancelled due to the high temperatures, we plan to re-run it later in the year.

As you can see, we have some fantastic photos to share – but we’d also like your feedback so if you were there – tell us how it was for you?

Councillor Adel Khaireh and family