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Sutton Park

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
What a lovely story Roy. I did a similar thing at Salford park when I went fishing. Parents didn't even know I had a two bob pair of split cane rods. I slipped in but was only wet up to my knees. You were lucky as I was banned for good.
 

Roy Blakey

master brummie
Nights of fun at the Crystal Palace.
Dance Nights. There was certainly no frills about the internal basic infrastructure of the Crystal Palace but what a great venue for the occasional big dance events. It laid on all the primary requirements in the way of a huge dance floor, a large
raised stage for the band,simple seating and tables around the dance floor and an area in which to go and buy your drinks
and light eatables.
A couple of the favourite visiting Bands where Jack Parnell and Ted Heath. Both these Bands came top of the list Nationally
and where frequently on the Radio and also on ' Records'. Ted Heaths vocalists,Dickie Valentine, Lita Rosa and Dennis Lotis where top individual singers in there own right.
As the band struck up for its first number all signs of the infrastructure simplicity would transform into the best dance place in the world. Great big band sounds,big dance floor and a lot of people eager to dance and mix.
After two or three laps round this large dance floor doing the Quick Step most people would start to ' puff and blow ' a bit.
A couple of dances and then bring in a bit of strategy. Go and have a beer whilst you got your breath back.
Great Night. Well worth the attention to that extra fine crease in your trousers, the extra shine you put on your shoes, the
choice of your favourite tie and the smart haircut with a bit of Brylcreem.
The Crystal Palace also went under the other name ' The Orange Grove '. I've wondered once or twice if this might have been us Brummies dissociating it from the London image.
Anyone for a Waltz.
 

Stephen0002002

master brummie
Thanks - I found Druids Well Sunday, I also had an old Sutton Park booklet with a map to help.
If you didnt know roughly where the Well was you would never find it.

Next to the Well is another small Well type brick construction - towards the lake side -
I'm guessing this is a water outlet circa 1970's odd.
 

Dave M

Pheasey Born Bumper
Thanks - I found Druids Well Sunday, I also had an old Sutton Park booklet with a map to help.
If you didnt know roughly where the Well was you would never find it.

Next to the Well is another small Well type brick construction - towards the lake side -
I'm guessing this is a water outlet circa 1970's odd.
Glad you found it, as you say Well hidden
 

SueB58

master brummie
Hello
Went to the park the other day (22nd Nov '13) to take some photos. It was a lovely Autumn day.

Longmoor Pool and Queens Coppice
SueB

Autumn Trees Longmoor Pool  Sutton Park 22.11.13.jpgLongmoor pool  Sutton Park 22.11.13.jpgQueens Coppice 22nd Nov 2013 Sutton Park.jpg
 

Stephen0002002

master brummie
I found the 3 wells in the park - took me 3 trips.

Which is your favourite areas of the park and monuments or points of interest.
And favourite walks.
 

Smudger

master brummie
That donkey in jpg35 ( the one rolling on the grass ) I `ve just told him this Tommy Cooper joke " I went to the cemetery yesterday to lay some flowers on a grave. As I was standing there I noticed 4 grave diggers walking about with a coffin, 3 hours later and they're still walking about with it. I thought to myself, they've lost the plot!!
 

dek carr

gone but not forgotten
For me it was always the 20 odd bridges at Bracebridge very slippy on your bike when wet but knew that just around the corner was a little sandy beach where we could have a nice swim without the fuss of Keepers Pool and it was free too.
 

wallyb71

master brummie
My favorite place in the park back in the 1940,s when we lived in Kingstanding was to ride my bike to the Parson&Clerk gate make a left turn and follow the trail up to the Golf Links where I would ride around on the smooth grass and up and down the hills.Also we used to go swimming a lot at Powel's Pool. I had a friend who lived 2 doors away from us who would always go with me. Also, later, I started making model planes and I would go to the golf links to fly them. HAPPY DAYS!!!!.

Have a nice day, Wally.
 

Stephen0002002

master brummie
Nice thoughts. I like the part by Banners gate just past the car park and it follows the trees adjacent to Chester Rd. They're currently doing some work up there. Its a nice jog up there and a right turn then up to a stone bridge and past the butts (I think its called).
 

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
We live not far from Banners Gate Stephen and walk our dog there quite often. Wally what lovely memories. You will have to link up with David Weaver who posts a lot about his time as a youngster in Sutton Park.
 
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Wendy

Guest
That has triggerd a memory Dec those bridges were very slippery on foot but on a bike it was a nightmare. Did you swim to the island in the middle of Bracebridge. Wonderful childhood memories of carefree sunny days!

For me it was always the 20 odd bridges at Bracebridge very slippy on your bike when wet but knew that just around the corner was a little sandy beach where we could have a nice swim without the fuss of Keepers Pool and it was free too.
 

dek carr

gone but not forgotten
That has triggerd a memory Dec those bridges were very slippery on foot but on a bike it was a nightmare. Did you swim to the island in the middle of Bracebridge. Wonderful childhood memories of carefree sunny days!
Yes Wendy many times. Sometimes the water felt so cold it was just great to get there and very hard to get back in the water to swim back lol.
 
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