Past Events - FoSJP's First Birthday Party

FoSJP's First Birthday Party - Sunday 6th May 2007

Picture of birthday cake

Updated: 20th September 2009

FoSJP celebrated its first birthday in style, with Morris Dancers, a Marionette show, storytelling sessions, a mobile climbing wall, traditional games, parachute games, and face painting among the many attractions during an afternoon at the Park.

At the History Stall, visitors had a chance to record their memories of the Park on video, with the help of the Southampton University History Society. This was a real success and thoroughly enjoyed by all - for example, Mrs Hazel Crates brought along some interesting photographs from about 1930 of her grandfather's dairy delivery truck, featured in the Shirley Carnival and pictured in the Park.

Visit our St.James' Park - Park History page to see historical photographs of the Park, our Your Stories page to find out more about Mrs Crates's and other local residents' stories about the Park, and our History Quiz page for answers to the questions posed on the back of the flyers for this event.

Many thanks to all of you who came along and made our Birthday Party such a success!

Picture of sack race Picture of story telling

all photographs on this page by David Wheatley, FoSJP photographer

Picture of parachute games picture of Morris dancers

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