Not far from Acocks Green Bus Garage is the Acocks Green Recreation Ground. Located on Westley Road, Fox Hollies Road and Broad Road. Sometimes used for fun fairs. In the last year or so, new railings have been installed. There is a playground close to Westley Road. Other than that there is a large open field and some paths. Nothing much else.

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Acocks Green Recreation Ground in the Fox Hollies area





Not far from Acocks Green Bus Garage is the Acocks Green Recreation Ground. Located on Westley Road, Fox Hollies Road and Broad Road. Sometimes used for fun fairs. In the last year or so, new railings have been installed. There is a playground close to Westley Road. Other than that there is a large open field and some paths. Nothing much else.


Acocks Green Recreation Ground

For some history of the Acocks Green Recreation Ground, there is some information over at the AGHS website.

The land was donated to the Yardley Rural District Council by the Yardley Charity Estates in 1898. The grounds opened in 1902 on the Coronation of King Edward VII. Birmingham took over Yardley in 1911. The grounds has since been used by travelling carnivals and fun fairs. The Recreation Ground used to have a Sons of Rest pavilion (but this has long since disappeared).

The ground to the back was a football and cricket ground. And there used to be tennis courts alongside Broad Road (these no longer exist).

All that remains today is a children's playground near the Westley Road entrance.

In 2019 new railings and an entrance gate was installed on Westley Road. There is even a Friends of Acocks Green Recreation Ground.

2014

Robert Wilkinson's Fun Fair was held at the Acocks Green Recreation Ground seen during May 2014. It took place from Thursday 15th May until Sunday 18th May 2014.

American Circus

Uncle Sam regularly popped over from the USA for American Circuses!

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The Big Top

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Large Prizes

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Flying Chairs Carousel

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Rock City

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Robert Wilkinson's Fun Fair was back in October 2014. These were taken from the no 11C bus stop on Fox Hollies Road after dark.

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Taken at the time on my then Sony smartphone, so the zoom in wasn't too great with the bright lights.

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2019

In September 2019, I was on the 11C bus on Westley Road when I spotted the new entrance gate and railings, near the play area.

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The fun fair was also back again. It was Robert Wilkinson's Fun Fair again.

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2020

First of two lockdown walks into the Acocks Green Recreation Ground during May 2020. The new railings and bollards on Fox Hollies Road.

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The green open field, no path alongside Fox Hollies Road, unless you walk on the pavement, like I used to do.

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The odd piece of litter on the field.

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Getting close to the playground near Westley Road.

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Looking back at the field. Clear signs of tyre marks of vehicles that have driven onto the recreation ground in the past (such as all those fun fairs).

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About to exit the new gate onto Westley Road. Bus stop on the left for the 11A. Acocks Green Village is to the left.

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Went through again in June 2020. This time walking back from Tyseley. Got in via the path on Broad Road. The bollards here are much older.

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The path follows Broad Road towards Westley Road.

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Grass a bit longer, trees full of green leaves in the height of summer.

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Shadows from the trees on the field.

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Not far until the end of the path.

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There was a few more entrances from Broad Road and you could dip in and out.

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Now back on Westley Road, the new railings near the play area.

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Another look at the new main entrance to the recreation ground. Looks good.

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Post and photos by Elliott Brown. On Twitter ellrbrown.