Stories in Victoria Park

Erewash Borough Council are delighted to have been awarded Heritage Lottery funding to restore and renovate the town’s Victoria Park and a great programme of work is underway. Stories in Victoria Park is part of it .

To mark the centenary of the Park Chrissie Hall has been commissioned to write a short story about the park. Chrissie will also work with local people and a variety of community groups, encouraging and inspiring everyone to share their stories about the Park and also their photographs of people enjoying time in Victoria Park.

Chrissie will be encouraging people to get in touch and write their memories about the park – for example…

  • Playing on the park
  • Working on the park
  • First smoke!
  • Pushing a pram
  • Playing on the swings
  • Walking dogs
  • Having picnics
  • Getting romantic
  • Chilling out, sunbathing, or ‘dossing’
  • Posing for wedding photographs (Ilkeston’s Registry Office was opposite Victoria Park)
    Celebrating a birthday
  • Playing Bowls (Victoria Bowls Club has been active on the park since the 1920′s)

A ‘pop up’ exhibition of stories and photographs about the park is planned. Please get in touch if you have a story to share about the park.


Victoria Park by kind permission of Stephen Millership (