CELEBRATING THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF SANDERS PARK
Sanders Park was officially opened on 14th September 1968 on land given by Mary Beatrice Sanders in her will. Miss Sanders died in May 1951 aged 94. Her sister Lucy Mary Maud Sanders died in 1945 aged 80.
The sisters were daughters of Benjamin Hadley Sanders , a former Bromsgrove Town Clerk and great-granddaughters of Benjamin Sanders who opened a button making factory in Bromsgrove in the early 19th Century .
Sanders Park was declared open by Robert Harvey, Chairman of Bromsgrove Urban District Council. The ceremony was attended by relatives of the Sanders family.
Today Sanders Park attracts over 350,000 visitors a year. Its facilities include tennis courts, skate park, bowling green, multi-use games area and children’s play area. The park café provides hot food, drinks and ice cream.
SANDERS PARK CELEBRATION
SUNDAY 16th SEPTEMBER : 12pm – 4.30pm
Join us in the park to celebrate Sanders 50th Birthday. We are delighted to be working with the Bromsgrove Society at this event to display photos and share memories of the park from the last 50 years.
Bring a picnic, listen to music from the Wyre Forest Brass Band and local band The Peas playing music from the 80’s 90’s & 2000’s, along with circus performance and workshops, Victorian music workshops, classic cars, face painting and songs from the Artrix Show Choir.