Poppy Cafe, Coulsdon re-opening: Nov 9

PoppyThe long-awaited Poppy Café at Coulsdon Memorial Ground will be opened officially on Saturday November 9.

The café will be holding an event from 10am to 3pm in the form of a Discovery Trail inviting people to find out more about our award-winning “Park to be Proud of” including:

  • Sports Activities
  • Nature conservation
  • Playground
  • War memorial
  • Bowls
  • Putting

Coulsdon Memorial Ground was opened in 1921 after being purchased in 1920 by the Coulsdon and Purley Urban District Council and part by public subscription. The park is situated on a fairly steep slope. At the top of the hill there is a memorial with a rear wall bearing the names of the fallen, with the inscription “To the memory of the men of Coulsdon who fell in the Great War 1914-1919”. A bronze plaque was added bearing the words and in memory of those who fell in the World War 1939-1945.

The cafe has not been in use for several years.

“A lot of effort has gone into making the Memorial Ground a place to enjoy and with the opening of the Poppy Café we hope that it will be a great facility for local residents,” said a spokesman for the Old Coulsdon Residents’ Association.

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