Question from Mos:
Hello! I like your site. I live in Campkin Road and I'm interested in the history of the estate of The Arbury. Please can you tell where the Arbury Adventure Playground was? I have never heard of anything called that. I thank you.
Hello, Mos! Thanks for getting in touch. The Arbury Adventure Playground was in the big field out beyond Nun's Way. Arbury residents campaigned to get the field, and the City Council of the time promised facilities for it, but none were forthcoming. So, residents got together and collected for the playground. A real Arbury community effort!
The City Council then provided some funding for staffing, etc.
I've done my best to indicate the spot on the aerial view above - I may be a few feet out as aerial views can confuse me a bit!
I've included pics of the playground through the years below, and also Mrs Lark's account of campaigning for the field and other facilities for Arbury.