After more than ten successful years of tending to and organising events to support the park, APAG is now going dormant. We've accomplished everything we set out to do, and (in the absence of new members coming forward to take over) we all feel ready for a rest!
This website will cease to be at the end of May 2016, but a new page with photographs and information about our projects will be added to the Brislington Neighbour Partnership site in the near future: I'll post the link here when it's ready. The Facebook page will remain, however, so please do stay in touch there.
We would like to thank everyone who has ever helped with projects and attended events, and all who visit and love our beautiful park! We wish you many, many more years of pleasure and enjoyment.
Friday 1st July 2016
7.00 pm, doors open 6.45 pm
St Christophers Church Hall, Hampstead Road
Concert: classical, easy listening. Performers range from Holymead Junior School Choir to students from St Brendan's Performing Arts. Organised by William Channon (16) in memory of his grandad who died in September 2015 and was supported by the Marie Currie nurses.
£5 per ticket, which includes refreshments at interval, and all proceeds go to the Marie Curie charity (the Church is very kindly providing the hall etc free of charge).
"My father use to be the groundsman for the park in the early 1950s where he met my mother. My mother was a seamstress for John lewis, they had their main sewing factory at Brislington, next to the bristol omnibus chassis building depot. My parents often told me that they met there during their lunch breaks and would often feed the sheep. My father said the sheep were so tame that they would often take food from your hand. They married in 1955 and I came on the scene in 1958: we all lived in the Southville area of Bristol.
My mother often took me and my sister to Arnos court park, she was expecting my brother back in January 1963 and slipped down in the snow, I was unable to assist my mother in getting back up but a kind gentleman helped her. I can always remember catching a double decker bus to get there, there were never any sheep then. We visited the park on many occasion and use to enjoy using the play equipment there, I think I can recall the park had a paddling pool there.
Sadly my father passed away in 1995 from heart disease and I lost my mother to septicemia October of this year. I would like to pay a visit to this park once again in the early part of the new year and if possible lay a floral tribute in their memory. The park has always held fond memories for me even in the depth of winter."
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