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On Wednesday 5th October 2011, King George V park was finally re-opened after a 3 1/2 year project to breathe some new life into a tired old park. Master of Cermonies was David Hamilton, Chair of the Community Council but the actual cutting of the ribbon was done by Cllr Andrew Arbuckle. The stars of the afternoon were however the dozens of children from the Secret Garden Playgroup and Letham Primary who joined in the fun cheering on the many people who had made the project happen.
The park now has a great range of play equipment and adult exercise machines but the highligt has to be the clay shelter that replaces the rotting wooden shelter.
This was a superb example of multi-agency and community funding coming together to make Letham a better place. Attached is the “Fairy Tale of Letham Park” which includes all the people involved in the project.
Additionally Peter Cuthbert from Angle Park deserves a special mention for his help and supply of the shelter building materials.
On 9th October, the “Alan Bennett and a Lady of Letters” production was held in the village hall. £200 was raised on the evening to go towards Hall funds. Plans are now being made for another production of “Love Letters”, probably at or around Valentine’s Day. Further details on this site.
Would you believe it but the Google Streetview Car has been in town and photographed the villages and tracks in the area! It takes a wee bit of getting used to but the main controls are on the top left of the picture- you can even rotate the North ring to rotate the view. You can also use the map in the corner to move the figure to a new road. Double clicking on the photograph takes you to that new position. Scary!
Lets see if we can workout when the photos were taken…. My guess is about April 2009. Add your thoughts as a comment by clicking the comment button below.
No matter how inconvenient the snow and cold weather maybe, one thing is certain- the area looks beautiful.
Please do send me your photographs (Dave@letham.org.uk) and I’ll post them below.