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Wildlife Photographs

graphic of tree and park bench
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Go to the 'Wildlife Photographs' Webpage to view Seumas Kelly's breathtaking photographs taken this autumn and winter.

The 'mini beast from the east' didn't deter the walkers from their
Monday afternoon in the Park

We didn't have the usual number of walkers on the 19 March, because they probably thought the Park was deep in snow, but as you can see from the photograph above it was a very pleasant afternoon for a walk. Some of the paths where the sun hadn't reached were still quite deep in snow, but it didn't cause us any problems.

The daffodils, purchased and planted by the Friends of Dartmouth Park, are starting to bloom and there will soon be a wonderful display of colour in the Park. These daffodils have been planted for all Park users to enjoy and we would ask that they're not gathered and then abandoned to die, which has happened in previous years.

A beautiful Spring Day in the Park

The volunteer gardeners tackle one of the beds on the slope below the Sensory Garden, and visitors to the Park enjoying a session on the musical instruments.

Panto in the Community Room in the Park goes down well with children and adults

The cold and damp didn't keep parents, grandparents and children away from the Park during February half term. The Friends of Dartmouth Park put on a Panto, Aladdin, in the Community Room in the 'Fort' which was a great success. Yvonne very kindly opened up the cafe. Visitors to the Park were delighted and she was kept busy making hot drinks

In the Easter holidays, we are inviting Small Animals from Dudley Zoo, on Wednesday 11 April.

West Midlands Fire Service, Smethwick

The Friends Group would like to thank Tony Calder and his crew from Smethwick fire station for their delivery of free CPR training on Friday 26th January The crew of 5 provided a free 2 hour course for the volunteer gardeners in the Park's community room.

This included :- The recovery position, CPR, how to recognise the symptoms of a heart attack and advice about how to deal with a severe bleed. 

The training is free to any group (Max 15 people) either at Smethwick Fire Station or at their own venue

Contact Tony Calder 0121 380 7533

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:
Tel 0121 525 5524 / e-mail:


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