Wandle Wheelers in the park

Explore the Wandle Trail and get a FREE GIFT & BIKE MOT

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As part of Wandle Fortnight (September 8th – September 23rd), a community led celebration of all things in the Wandle Valley, the regional park trust, will again hold its  ever popular Wandle Wheeler led bike rides along the largely traffic free Wandle Trail, suitable for all ages and levels.

On Sunday 16th September they will be holding one ride in Wandle Park.

The ride will leave at 12:30 and will be finished by 14:30.

To take part in the bike ride please register using the link

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wandle-wheelers-fortnight-explore-the-wandle-trail-and-get-a-free-bike-mot-tickets-49357178650

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Tramlink and the Berlin Wall Sunday 16th September

What does one of the most iconic symbols of the Cold War have to do with Tramlink and how was it involved with Wandle Park? Twenty years after the tram returned to Croydon’s streets, there is a tale to be told how local residents fought a plan to construct a tram flyover so ugly and over-powering it was dubbed the ‘Berlin Wall’ by objectors.

This tale is just the latest in some 200 years of tramway and railway activity involving Wandle Park which has seen the world’s first public railway run along one of Britain’s most industrialised river valleys on what is one of the world’s oldest remaining stretches of rail line in constant use.

Enjoy a talk by local resident and rail enthusiast James Graham on 200 years of history from the Surrey Iron Railway to the Berlin Wall and beyond.

 

Railways talk pic

Friends Garden Party 22nd July

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It’s London National Park City Week from 21-29 July designed to help Londoners explore our amazing outdoors, and to help make the city greener this summer. This event is not only for London itself but also surrounding boroughs including Croydon.

The Friends of Wandle Park have organised a free community event for all to enjoy this Sunday 22nd July with acoustic music and  children’s activities.  Never been to the park before? Then why not join in with the  #GoParksLondon Challenge

Visit Wandle Park with its river, pond, community garden, children’s play area, skate park and cafe and post a photo using #GoParksLondon for a chance to win a prize! To get started visit www.GoParks.London

For more information about all the events happening all week all over London and surrounding areas check out the London National Park City Week website.

For social media Wandle Park garden party poster 2018

The Croydon Summer of Love Festival Saturday 16th June

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It’s back for a second year! Another chance to turn up, tune in and enjoy. This year we have the added interest of the launch of the Peace Festival and the performance of the Peace Anthem by the London Mozart Players in the bandstand from 3pm.

Event times are 1200-1930.  There will be a bar run by Hoodoos, food and stalls and excellent live music in the bandstand. Just keep your fingers crossed for good weather.

https://www.facebook.com/events/173826856559096/

Don’t be square, see you there!!