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Croydon Road Recreation Ground

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Phone  +44 300 303 8658
Croydon Road Recreation Ground
Address  Croydon Rd, Beckenham BR3 3PR, UK
Hours  Closed now Sunday7:30AM–4:30PMMonday7:30AM–4:30PMTuesday7:30AM–4:30PMWednesday7:30AM–4:30PMThursday7:30AM–4:30PMFriday7:30AM–4:30PMSaturday7:30AM–4:30PM
Similar  Kelsey Park, Bethlem Gallery, Eden Park railway station, Birkbeck station, Elmers End station

Beckenham fireworks display at croydon road recreation ground saturday 7th november 2015


Croydon Road Recreation Ground is a public park located in Beckenham in the London Borough of Bromley. It is near the High St and adjacent to Beckenham Hospital. The park features a café and bandstand, as well as a bowling green and other sports facilities.

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The United Kingdom’s first manned airmail flight left from here in 1902, travelling to Calais by hot air balloon The event was held to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII. The crew were. A E Gaudron, a French balloonist and Dr. Barton, a local medical practitioner. Mail was dropped at three points in Kent before the balloon itself then crossed the Channel before landing near Calais.

On 16 August 1969, David Bowie helped organise and played at the Beckenham Free Festival in the park.

On 15 September 2013, The Croydon Road Recreation Ground was host to "Memory of a Free Festival" event: "a festival in celebration of the famous 1969 free festival"

Bonfire night croydon road recreation ground saturday 5th november 2016


References

Croydon Road Recreation Ground Wikipedia


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