Brooklands Community Park in Elmbridge
The park is an ambitious project that provides residents and other visitors with 60-acres of stunning country park and a riverside walkway as part of an agreement between the Council and Mercedes-Benz.
It allows everyone to enjoy the beautiful riverside walks, picturesque landscaping and open parkland -perfect for picnics and walking. The Park is situated within the historic Brooklands site, the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation.
There are sections of the former Brooklands motor racing circuit located adjacent to and accessible from the Park. Heritage boards are currently being formulated for display to reveal the history and layout of the area. Improved riverside access and landscaping of the river Wey, footpaths and cycle ways will make the Community Park an ideal sanctuary for informal recreation. Seating, picnic benches, a play area,skateboard park, BMX track and multi-court play area suitable for 5-aside football and basketball are all provided. Open grassland, existing vegetation and new planting all add to the nature conservation potential and interest of the site.
The Community Park opens up this important location to give broad expansive views of the Brooklands circuit and the former aerodrome runway as not seen for a number of years. Take in the stunning views of this new Community Park steeped in heritage by visiting Wellington Way/Sopwith Drive (off Brooklands Road B374 or Byfleet Road A245), Weybridge.
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FORTHCOMING EVENTS at BROOKLANDS
Here are the events taking place at Brooklands Museum during April. Further details can be best found at the Brooklands Trust Members (BTM) website. This shows the listings for Museum events as well as BTM talks and events. See www.brooklandsmembers.co.uk/events
1st Jaguar XK & E-Type Club – Southern Region: Paddock Display
2nd – 13th Easter School Holiday Family Activities including Car Rides:
(Weekdays only, weather permitting)
8th MG Era: Test Hill in action, Concours d’Elegance
9th Concorde Champagne Day: details from email@example.com
or 01932857381 ext 237
14th Murder at Mach 2 Dinner: details from firstname.lastname@example.org
or 01932 857381 ext 237
15th Bentley Drivers Club Driving Tests
19th BTM Talk: “George Barnes, Motor Cyclist and Aviator” by David Snow. Barnes was one of the aviators to fly from Brooklands. Bar open at 6pm for drinks and supper. Members £2, non-members £6. To book either e-mail email@example.com or call Angela Hume 07880 670359.
19th Jason Dodd Photography Course:
contact Jason Dodd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01227 719385
22nd Brooklands Classic Breakfast: Breakfast served from 8am until 9.30am. BTM Members
£10, BTM children (5 – 12 years) £5, Adults & Seniors £13, Children (5 – 12 years) £6.50, Children
under 5 free unless eating breakfast – £6.50). Motoring village open from 9.30am.
22nd Drive-It Day: all classic and vintage cars, motorcycles & commercial vehicles welcome.
These Listings are provided by kind permission of the Brooklands Museum
LONDON BUS MUSEUM at BROOKLANDS
Last October the London Bus Museum staged its very first public event on its new Brooklands Museum site and it turned out to be a resounding success with over 2000 people coming along to witness the ‘Very best of London Buses’.
Over 40 buses made up the outdoor displays, ranging from a 1908 Leyland X-type, the oldest preserved motor bus anywhere in the world, through a cross-section of types representative of vehicles serving the travelling public in London for over 50 years.
One particular bus was resplendent in a Second World War livery, complete with black-out markings that definitely added a touch of nostalgia for anyone who had lived through this difficult period in our history. This was just one of many examples, both red and green, that individuals and societies had brought along to make one of the most comprehensive gatherings fo London buses ever seen.
The next event is the Annual Spring Gathering on Sunday 29th April and, due to the scale of the event, it will be returning to its spiritual home of Wisley Airfield. Further details can be found on the new website www.londonbusmuseum.com