History of the Park and Recreation Ground

As you will have seen from the logo, Spencer Park and Recreation Ground is over 130 years old.  It was created following a gift 0f 4,000 guineas to the City Council from David Spencer (almost half a million pounds in today’s terms).  For more information about the history of the Park and Recreation Ground, click this link (PDF 0.9MB).

Background to the formation of the Friends of Spencer Park

This document (PDF 1.4MB) describes how the Friends of Spencer Park group was formed.

Local people remember

We welcome contributions here from local people for whom Spencer Park is memorable in some way.  Send your contributions to our contact address.

Here is a contribution from John Taylor MBE, our outstanding local butcher:
John Taylor remembers


Friends of Spencer Park – Registered Charity No.1176323