Party in the Park 2018

Saturday 7th July 2018

What a fantastic day we had at Party in the Park - as expected Woking locals really know how to throw a party! This year the attendees enjoyed a healthy supply of vitamin D and great food, while we all embraced our history and heritage.

This year held a special significance as exactly one hundred years ago the guns fell silent on the battlefields of France, and Woking locals - having played a huge part in the war effort - celebrated in the very park in which we hold our yearly festivities. We remembered those who gave their tomorrow for our today. Heroes such as Major Richard Raymond Willis who was a recipient of the Victoria Cross.  

Attendees awed as the grand parade opened with Gordon’s School Pipes and Drums echoing around the field, then ended with Joey the War Horse from the acclaimed National Theatre stage show.

This year we also commemorated women's monumental victory in their tireless campaign for equal voting rights. Local suffragette, Dame Ethel Smyth, was remembered for her determination to achieve the vote. 

Cllr Colin Kemp, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Cultural and Community Development, said: “Yet again what a wonderful event! Woking really knows how to throw a party, and to embrace diversity to bring us a truly multi-cultural festival."

We hope you left with great stories, and hopefully not too much sunburn! Watch our video for highlights of the day:


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