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Friends of Dartmouth Park
Patron: William, 10th Earl of Dartmouth

Latest News

The Park looking beautiful in the snow
Photograph of Sue Slater with Ciaran enjoying the snow and Sue's photographs of the Bandstand, Sensory Garden and War Memorial.

The Friends of Dartmouth Park place their own tribute on Armistice Day

Just before 11.00 Selwyn Hayward read The Exhortation and we stood for the two minutes silence before Jenny Francis laid the wreath on the Rose Bed dedicated to the members of the Armed Forces who have lost their lives in past and present conflicts.

At the end of our tribute Selwyn read the Kohima Epitaph:
When you go home, tell them of us and say,

For your tomorrow, we gave our today.

We were a very small group due to Covid-19 but the little ceremony went well.

 

Due to Covid-19 a different Remembrance Sunday Service was held in Dartmouth Park to pay tribute to those members of the the Armed Forces community from Sandwell who lost their lives in the two World Wars and other conflicts. The photograph below centre shows from left to right Minister Phil Thomas, Mayor's Sgt at Arms, Kennedy Brown, West Bromwich West MP Shaun Bailey, Sandwell MBC Dep. Leader, Cllr Maria Crompton, SMBC Mayor Cllr Ann Jaron, RTC Military Sgt., SMBC Chief Exec. David Stevens, Warley MP John Spellor, and SMBC Armed Forces Champion Cllr Steve Melia. The War Memorial was adorned with wreaths representing all the organizations in the Borough. This year there were tributes to the many 'Shot at Dawn' casualties in World War 1.

Autumn in the Sensory Garden
 

The volunteer gardeners have been doing a wonderful job tidying the Sensory Garden. It is looking beautiful in its autumn colours.

 

 
Our first trip of the year
We had our first trip of the year to Kew on the 15 September in a Covid safe coach and with Covid safe procedures. It was a beautiful day and everyone enjoyed the chance to visit somewhere different. A few photographs mainly showing us relaxing in the shade.

 

Lovely photographs of the Sensory Garden


 

 

Contact Address: Carol Hartill
Secretary of the Friends of Dartmouth Park
c/o 2 Sandwell Road North, West Bromwich, B71 4JB
Tel: 0121 588 4747 / e-mail: carolh.fodp@btinternet.com
Tel 0121 525 5524 / e-mail: annette_welch@sky.com

Committee

Jenny Francis
Chairman
Yvonne Hayward
Vice Chairman
Annette Welch
Treasurer
Carol Hartill
Secretary
Mandy Timms
Membership Secretary
Mark Barrett
Social Historian
Chris Blakesley
Minute Secretary
Chris Burgess
Maggie Turner
Roger Stopford
Joan Burns
Margaret Geddes

 

 

           
 
 


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