The Friends of Sandpits Park have been celebrating 100 years since the park was created. With sponsorship and support from many residents and businesses, an afternoon of family fun was held with Bath Area Play Project on Monday 7 August. It was a sunny afternoon, with hundreds of people of all ages enjoying the popular green space complete with its famous stream – the seaside in the park.
The centenary event was opened by the Mayor of Bath Cllr Dine Romero and featured a raffle with prizes from businesses on Moorland Road and the Moorfields Pub. There was music from the City of Bath Brass Band, displays from Baskervilles Gymnasts, and free sessions with Bath Rugby Tots. Posters created by children from Oldfield Park and Moorlands schools were also on display at the event.
Local people were also invited to learn about the history of the park, the site of an old brickworks, in a talk with Stuart Burroughs from the Museum of Bath at Work and John Branston, a long-time resident of Oldfield Park.
The Friends wished to thank everybody who contributed to the Sandpits centenary celebrations and hoped residents will continue to cherish the park for many generations to come.
Cllr Jess David (Moorland) and Lynne Whitfield, Chair of the Friends of Sandpits Group
Photos by Beata Cosgrove Photography.