Celebrating Stirchley Park

During the night of 26/27 February 2016 vandals destroyed the Sleeping Child and other heritage artwork in Stirchley Park, provoking a furious reaction on social media. Despite this setback the environment of the park has been transformed in recent years, thanks especially to the hard work of the Friends of Stirchley Park. This photo collection is my tribute to their efforts and a celebration of the wonderful community space the park has become.

A tree surrounded by snow in the middle of Stirchley Park

Stirchley Park in the snow (2010)

Stirchley Park and Bond Street houses in the snow

Stirchley Park and Bond Street houses in the snow (2010)

The River Bourn flowing past Stirchley Park in the snow

The River Bourn flowing past Stirchley Park in the snow

The Sleeping Child mural in Stirchley Park

The Sleeping Child mural in Stirchley Park (2013)

Tree against a dark sky in Stirchley Park

Tree against a dark sky in Stirchley Park (2013)

The Stirchley Shakers at Sink or Swim in Stirchley Park

The Stirchley Shakers at Sink or Swim in Stirchley Park (2013)

Sink or Swim promoted the funding bid for the Stirchley Baths redevelopment

Sink or Swim promoted the funding bid for the Stirchley Baths redevelopment (2013)

Blossom in Stirchley Park

Blossom (2014)

Ladybird in Stirchley Park

Wildlife (2014)

The River Bourn flows past Stirchley Park then under the Co-op car park

The River Bourn flows past Stirchley Park then under the Co-op car park (2014)

Wearing a hat made by balloon modelling

Exotic headgear at the Late Summer Bash in Stirchley Park

Colourful bushes in Stirchley Park

Colours (2015)

Dogs playing in Stirchley Park

A playground for dogs (2015)

Stirchley Park through the trees

Stirchley Park through the trees (2015)

Sir William Cabdury: new artwork in Stirchley Park

The new artwork features Sir William Cabdury, who donated the land for the park (2015)

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