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Community Fun Day Will Be Packed With Activities For All Ages

Published on: 23 Jun, 2013
Updated on: 24 Jun, 2013

There are lots of things going on at this year’s Park Barn and Westborough Community Fun Day on Saturday, June 29. It takes place in and around the Park Barn Centre and Kings College from 10am to late afternoon.

The event is being organised by the Park Barn & Westborough Community Association and the local community safety wardens. All are invited to go along and join in – you don’t have to be a local resident!

Three of the photographers exhibiting at the community fun day. From left: Robyn ames, who specialises in weddings and events pictures; Nicola Hawkes, who takes floral photos; and Caroline Dahl, who takes landscape pictures.

Three of the photographers exhibiting at the community fun day. From left: Robyn Ames, who specialises in weddings and events pictures; Nicola Hawkes, who takes floral photos; and Caroline Dahl, who takes landscape pictures.

New this year will be an exhibition of pictures by local photographers. Displaying their creative talents will be Robyn Ames, Nicola Hawkes, Caroline Dahl, Dan James, Darren Griffin and Karen Elrick.

The popular car boot sale returns with pitches free to local groups and individuals.

There will be giant jigsaw puzzle sale and competition. There is still time to enter a team in the competition. If you fancy raising a team give Brian Holt a call on 01483 531563.

The Guildford Dragon NEWS’ David Rose will be giving a history talk, as well leading a guided history walk (see details below).

There will also be a nature walk, plus the Play Rangers will be in attendance for the children, a games tournament hosted by Kings College featuring a tug of war contest, Nepalese dancing and display of martial arts, refreshments, and a music showcase by Kings College.

Timings for events:

Car boot sale: 10am to noon, in the car park in front of the Park Barn Centre. Pitches are free to local groups, to book call Richard Musgrove on 07876 578431.

Jigsaw puzzle sale: 10am to 4pm, in EMI room in the Park Barn Centre.

Jigsaw puzzle competition: 10.30am to 12.30pm, in various locations inside the Park Barn Centre.

Photographic exhibition: 10am to 4pm, six local photographers will be exhibiting their work, in the main hall at the Park Barn Centre.

Nepalese dancing and martial arts display: 11am to noon, and from 1pm to 2pm, in the main hall at the Park Barn Centre.

Play Rangers: 10am to 3pm, on field next to the Park Barn Centre.

Guildford Bike Project: in car park in front of Park Barn Centre, quality used bikes for sale.

Games tournament: From 10am to 1pm on the sports field at Kings College (adjacent to the Park Barn Centre), to include tug of war competition and frisbee football game. To include four teams and individual games.

Music showcase: From 10am to 1pm on the sports field at Kings College.

Local history talk: 2.30pm to 3.15pm, in the main hall at the Park Barn Centre by local historian and writer David Rose. Subject: Wartime Bombs on Guildford.  Learn about the infamous Zeppelin raid during World War I and the attacks by aircraft and doodlebug bombs during World War II.

Local history walk: 3.30pm, led by David Rose ­– a walk of about three miles from the Park Barn Centre and back, over Broadstreet Common and Pinks Hill. Visit sites of Roman history and where a military aircraft crashed in 1952.

Cake stall: 10am to 4pm, the stall will be in front of Park Barn Centre selling cakes, sweets and fizzy drinks.

Refreshments: From 10am, at the café inside the Park Barn Centre, provided by the Southway Sandwich Shop.

Plus more, including the Guildford Community Church, advice from Guildford Borough Council, Travel SMART, and the Joining In! project with lots of ideas about volunteering opportunities in the local area.

More details from the chairman of the Park Barn & Westborough Community Association, Wayne McShane on 07990 592133, or community safety warden Richard Musgrove on 07876 578431.

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