Gheluvelt Park is a public park in Worcester, England, which was established on 17 June 1922 to pay tribute to the Worcestershire Program’s second Battalion after their part in Battle of Gheluvelt, a World War I conflict that happened on 31 October 1914 in Gheluvelt, Belgium.
It was launched by Field Marshal John French, 1st Earl of Ypres, who mentioned, “on that day the second Worcesters rescued the British Empire.” A plaque inside the park pays tribute to Captain Gerald Ernest Lea, who perished on 15 September 1914 while commanding D. Company of the second Battalion.
The park lies in Worcester, throughout the A449 (Barbourne Roadway) and expands all through to the River Severn. The Barbourne Brook, which causes the Severn, feeds a duck pond within which is a bandstand. The park consists of a young children’s play area and a closely watched paddling swimming pool.
A preservation site is taken care of by the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust and, following makeovers to the old Victorian Pump House, the Environment Centre delivers info about ecological concerns in addition to sustainability.
The Friends of Gheluvelt Park organisation assists take care of the parks and plan occasions such as Carols in the Park and a St George’s Day celebration.
A major location of the park, involving the kids’s play park, was flooded by the Severn and the Barbourne Brook at the time of the 2007 UK floods in July.
Gheluvelt Park was lately restored, including a Splash Pad constructed for young children to early teenagers. The railings have actually been restored along Barbourne Road, and the bandstand has actually been refurbished.
Just recently, a sculpture costing ₤ 33,000 was set up, to symbolise the fallen soldiers, and a financing application has actually been sent for outside physical fitness tools for grownups, (2011 ), providing 6 workout machines as well as 2 concrete table tennis tables.