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ARBURY IS WHERE WE LIVE! - Part 3

 

The War is over... 

The third part of the 1981 book, born of the Arbury 1980 project.

The building of 'The Arbury' begins....

Self-build houses in Essex Close and Brimley Road...

For the Christian worshippers on the Arbury Estate - from an old army hut to the Good Shepherd Church!

Community spirit was strong on the original Arbury Estate. Mrs Lark, who lived in the original King's Hedges Road, was concerned at the lack of community resources and joined forces with other Arbury people to campaign. Even so, it was a struggle, with the Arbury Adventure Playground (in the field near King's Hedges Road) being funded by local residents and the Arbury Town Park in Campkin Road being reduced in size from what the City Council had originally promised. Arbury did not gain a community centre until 1974.

Fun at the Arbury Adventure Playground... I remember 'Tig Off Ground' very well indeed!


The Arbury Adventure Playground goat - a new arrival in 1979!

Raising money for the Arbury Adventure Playground, the Arbury 1980 Exhibition at the Manor School, and more fun at the playground.

The very first Arbury Carnival was held in 1977 to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee. 
Arbury Is Where We Live... up to date (back then) - what children thought of the original Arbury Estate (North and South Arbury) in 1980.

         Views from the Arbury Town Park on Campkin Road .

        Part 4 is here.





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