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The History of Grosvenor & Hilbert Park
We will be exploring various historical aspects of the Park and the people associated with it over the coming months. Check the menu on the right and come back to check for updates.
The Grosvenor Recreation Ground was Tunbridge Wells’ first public park. It was opened in 1889 on the site of the former Calverley Water Works, engineered by William Hilbert.
In 1931 William Hilbert’s grandson, Cllr E.J. Strange, bought the “Charity Farm” lands to the north east, and presented them to the council. He requested they be named Hilbert Recreation Grounds after his mother, Lydia. This land also includes the Hilbert Recreation Ground Allotments.
The original Farmhouse, now called “Packs in the Woods” is privately owned.
FoGH Family Fete
Mon 7th May 2018
Join the Friends of Grosvenor and Hilbert Park as their festival of Family Fun returns with it's usual mix of food, drink, music, donkey rides, bouncy castle fun and much more.
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