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Photographs from Saturday's Armed Forces Day by Seumas Kelly

On Saturday 29 June, The Mayor of Sandwell, Cllr. Ann Jaron and the Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands, Gurpeet Bhatia, attended the Armed Forces Day celebrations in Dartmouth Park.

Following the ceremonials there was entertainment on the bandstand and much needed refreshments were available as it was a very hot day. The Friends of Dartmouth Park opened the Cafe in the Pavilion, which was greatly appreciated by the visitors to the Park. A big thank you to Yvonne and Margaret for manning the Cafe and Selwyn, John and Mark (pictures on the right) for their help in setting up the Friends of Dartmouth Park stall.


A big Thank You to #NationalLottery
Players for their support in making
our grant of £22,560 possible

We are delighted to announce that the Friends of Dartmouth Park have received a grant of £22,560 from the National Lottery's Community Fund to provide activities, events and entertainment in the Park over two years for the benefit of all age groups.

Watch this space for announcements of the exciting things we propose to do for the local community over the next two years .

Unusual visitors in the Park

The Monday afternoon Health Walkers were gathering at the main entrance to the Park, when two young men came in dressed in rather exotic clothes.

I asked them if they had come to join the walk, but they said they were just passing through. I also asked them if they were dressed up for some event and they said "no, we always dress like this", and went on their way.

Our Spring Fair on Saturday 18 May a great success as you can see from the following photographs
There was something for everyone at our Spring Fair, lots of stalls, great children's activities, music on the bandstand, history event in the Community Room, and the fabulous Jensen Car Owners Club. We also opened up the Snack Bar in the Pavilion which proved very popular. And it didn't rain! A big thank you to everyone involved in making this event a success.

We are delighted to announce that we have received £500 from
Local Giving's Magic Little Grant scheme towards our Angling Club Project.
A big thank you to Local Giving for their support.


Seumas Kelly's wonderful photographs of the Park taken in April

The Sensory Garden looking so colourful on the 1st April, thanks to our Volunteer Gardeners


Dartmouth Park on a sunny Saturday in February




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


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