Special visit for park's 90th anniversary

It was a real family occasion for the 90th anniversary celebrations at Carlisle Park, Morpeth.

Wednesday, 28th August 2019, 3:52 pm
Updated Friday, 20th September 2019, 6:36 pm
The Rt Hon Philip Howard, centre wearing glasses, with local councillors, Longhorsley First School pupils and Jason Perez of Newminster Middle School.

The great grandson of the Countess who handed over the deeds to the ground on which the park was built visited the town to ceremonially re-open the main gates.

The Right Honourable Philip Howard met local schoolchildren and comm-unity groups, and also helped plant a new tree.

He said: “It gives me extraordinary pleasure to be here, see the benefit of my great grandparents’ legacy 90 years ago and how well it’s been continued, and find out more about how the park has been loved and developed over the years.”

After the Countess of Carlisle gave the land to the people of Morpeth in 1916, the official opening of the then new park was held in September 1929.