COLLETT DAY SPECIAL
Some of the pictures are in black & white because the scene contains too many reds and oranges. Because of the red lens in anaglyph glasses these colours can be problematic to the viewer. Remember to take regular breaks when viewing.
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Collett Park was given to the town by John Kyte Collett. Apparently, when a boy, he was unable to find a free area to play in and was frequently removed from the several private parks within the town. He decided that, one day, he would ensure that the children of future generations would have somewhere to play. The park is his legacy to the town.
It was officially opened on 20th June 1906. A big procession went up through the town (as seen in one of the postcards below) and over the years Mr Collett added a lake, a shelter and a bandstand with the park covering more than 13 acres. The thumbnails below show the way the park used to look and also the various dignitaries that have visited over the years. The postcards are from my own collection. Click a thumbnail for a bigger picture.