Racecourse Recreation Ground

Racecourse Recreation Ground, 18 Hole Pitch and Putt Golf Course

I grew up on Smith Street, near the “Park” as I knew it, and I just loved the golf course.I played on it with my mates from 1959 to about 1968 and later with my family. Great memories of those years. The Racecourse Recreation Ground was opened in 1931 with tennis courts, football pitches, hockey pitches, a bowling green, paddling pool and swings etc. Before this time it was a horse racing course from the late 18th century till the last race in 1874.

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  • Hi, is that Robert Longden of Mansfield Invicta FC who played on Racecourse top pitch?
    Marvellous Park at one time, boasting 2 Football pitches, 2 Cricket squares, Hockey Club pitch, busy Tennis Club, very busy Golf Club and course, along with paddling pool, swings etc. and the Bowling Club and green.
    From Ravensdale, I too lived on the golf course from around 1954 to 1964 along with many others. Such a great period. A hive of activity, especially weekends.

    By Alan Bramley (28/04/2020)

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