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Share your memories of the park

January 19, 2012

Those of you that visited Wormholt Park for the centenary celebrations on 10th September last year would have seen the history display of the park and the surrounding area. Many of you may have met our historian, Peter Trott, on the day.

We are continuing to seek out memories and photos to go in a 32-page booklet celebrating the first 100 years of the park, to be published in April this year. Peter is continuing to research the history; just in the last few weeks he has uncovered a photo of the Wormholt Park School sports day from the late 1950s and a picture of the 1959 winning Wormholt Park School football team.

This Friday (20th January) the Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicle will be publishing a few photos and a further appeal for help.

We are particularly looking for memories and photos of the bandstand, the Second World War shelter trenches and the allotments. Also photos of tennis or bowls matches and more recently, basketball, cricket or football matches. From the 1950s through to the 1980s the Council held August Bank Holiday Galas and various theatre groups performed in the park but we have only found one or two photos.

In 1972 the first PlayCubes in England were installed in the playground. Do you have a photo of them? Or any photos of the earlier or later playgrounds?

If you can help please email wormholtpark@gmail.com.

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