Bowring Park in Wellington – a Hidden Gem
One of Telfords often forgotten parks, but absolutely perfectly formed. The café has just reopened for the summer, the tennis courts are quiet but be sure that come Wimbledon, the gentle thwack of balls will be heard along Haygate Road.
Bowring Park was left to Wellington by Mrs J. Crump Bowring who died on 24 May 1910, aged 72.
From Wellingtonia Magazine ‘Mrs Bowring left about three and a half acres of land on which the building for a cottage hospital was to be erected, £3,000 for the structure and £400 for its furnishings and equipment. She also left five acres of land (below) for a public recreation ground – now called Bowring Park.’
The park also features Crown Green bowls, table tennis tables, childrens play area, an outdoor gym and a huge expanse of green for walking dogs, football, cricket, kite flying, running or Frisbee.
Where is your hidden gem in Telford?