John Coles Park Centenary
John Coles Park in Chippenham celebrated its centenary on Sunday 6 August 2023 with a “Roaring 20s” themed event. The event was free and had lots of fun activities for all the family to enjoy. The attractions included traditional carousel and swing boats, Chloe’s Mobile Farm, Clare’s Circus activities, 1920s props for dressing up selfies by City Dressing, Atwell Wilson with a 1920s car of the day, British Military Martial Arts demonstrations, Town Mayor’s Tombola fundraising for Doorway, Sporting activities with Up and Under Sports, Chippenham Museum which brought oral history recording equipment along to record memories of the park to connect with the photographic project, Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, Chippenham Community Hub, Artisan Quarter, Chippenham Pride, Chippenham Sea Cadets, Michael Herbert Silhouette Artist and Totally Crazy balloon animals. There were also various performances throughout the day including Ivan Andre Trumpet Player and Allsorts Community Choir.