It started as a creative competition and grew into a proper Exhibition at the Summer Festival. There was too much variety and mixed media to choose one winner so here’s the gallery where you can enjoy all the entries…
This year’s Summer Park Festival will be held on Sunday 17 July from 12-4pm. We’re calling it ‘Sunday Funday’ Don’t miss the fantastic stalls, food, drink, and amazing entertainment – there’s loads for the kids to do too!
This is a real celebration of our amazing local community, who have been so resilient over the past couple of years. It’s an opportunity for everyone to get together and enjoy the park – dogs are welcome, and we have a dog show for them to get involved with.
Music, dance and performances will run throughout the afternoon and we have more than 20 stalls booked in for you to visit!
Have you got a pretty poodle or a dress-up Dalmatian?
Now we have a chance for them to shine! The Dog Show is part of our annual festival and we want you to get ready to take part – it is all for fun, and we’re happy to provide you with an opportunity to show off!
Just register your dog on the day, registration opens at 11.30am and goes on until 12.30pm
The categories are:
Cutest Puppy (aged up to 1 year)
Golden Oldie (aged over 7)
Child Handler (child aged up to 12 years)
Best Rescue (rescued within the last 2 years)
Best In Show
Go on …. get involved – we can’t wait to see all those delectable dogs enjoying themselves in our park!
Another sold-out event, the keen quizzers were treated to a first-class show by Dee and Geoff, joined by two members of the improv group, The ImprovShrews, which meets at Shrewsbury House. They were called in for the films round, when they gleefully acted out some key scenes from ‘on the waterfront’ ‘whatever happened to baby jane’ and most memorably, ‘Grease’!
Our stand out winners on the night were a team of just 2 members – trouncing all the six member quiz teams.
Thanks go to Shrewsbury House staff, including the wonderful bar team, Sonia Maloney, the ever-excellent Geoff and Dee.
This sold-out walk happened on Friday 10th June and was a really amazing insight into our park and how the past is still indelibly marked on the present.
From the earliest times when different tribes carved up the area to avoid feuds to the pioneering work of the outdoor schools, working to rehabilitate children whose health was impacted by social conditions and pollution, Andy walked us through the decades.
An inspiring and thought provoking event which we are really hoping to repeat again soon!
It was a still and warm April evening… The bat walk was about to begin. Les Clark had kindly agreed to lead the walk along a revised route that proved to reveal even more bats than usual.
The weather was ideal for tempting out the insects – and the bats were ready for a feast.
BORROW A BAT DETECTOR
If you fancy doing your own bat walk in the park or your back garden remember that we have some FSP detectors to borrow for a week at a time. Go to BATS page under FLORA AND FAUNA in the menu and scroll to the end of the page for details and form.
Today we welcomed the Mayor of Greenwich, Cllr Denise Hyland, who officially planted the tree and memorial bench in Shrewsbury Park close to the car park.
Committee members and some lucky children got to see the Mayor and hear her speech. She spoke movingly about the losses in our community from the pandemic and why it is so important for us all to remember those who didn’t make it through.
They then gave her a hand to plant the tree.
It is a Davidia involucrata, AKA the dove-tree, handkerchief tree, pocket handkerchief tree, or ghost tree, a medium-sized deciduous tree in the family Nyssaceae. It is regarded as the only species in the monotypic genus Davidia and was previously included with tupelos in the dogwood family, Cornaceae.
The bench has a plaque with the following wording:
“Be still and find me in your heart
Sit a while and remember those taken by Covid-19. “
Alternatively, drop a note at 189 Plum Lane to reserve your places.
This is a rain or shine walk
Formed in 2006, the Friends of Shrewsbury Park encourage the use of Shrewsbury Park and support the development of facilities for recreation, education and amenities for local people and to encourage a sense of community around the park.