Category Archives: Friends of Alexandra & Coronation Parks

Coronation Park, Annual Model Boat Regatta

Many hundreds turned out to view the Model Boat Regatta today hosted by Mr John Quirk Chair’ of Friends of Alexandra and Coronation Parks, Mrs Frances Quirk, Cp’t Neville Hymus former Green Howard Regiment and the leader of Crosby In Bloom.

The Irish Guards arrived at 08:00 straight from the Belfast Ferry and were in attendance all day some in full regalia including the renowned Bearskin worn formally on guard duty traditionally at Buckingham palace.

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Coronation Park- Xplorer event. Fun Family challenge

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Coronation Park – TLC event and Regatta

Joan Thorbinson enjoying the TLC event.

Joan Thorbinson enjoying the TLC event.

John and Frances Quirk, the leaders of the Friends of Alexander and Coronation Park hosted a TLC (Tea, Laughter & Company) event in the Coronation park pavillion on the 2nd July. The next TLC will be on 20th July and then 31st August. 1-3pm.  The event also includes  a quiz and entertainment from a local performer.

The park will also hold it’s annual Model Boat Regatta on Sunday 20th July. Aside from a wide array of hand Crafted model boats in action on the boating pond the will be. Lancashire Hawks and Owls, Live Music from Joe and Friends, St Michael’s School Musicians, Gary Gizzmo, Children’s entertainer, Face Painting, Army Cadet Display and Classic Vehicles.

A previous Coronation Park Regatta

A previous Coronation Park Regatta


Coronation Road- park hanging baskets stolen

Four decorative hanging baskets were stolen on Monday evening from Coronation Park. The theft was reported to Police and a size 11 footprint was identified as that of the thief.

In these difficult times with Sefton Council’s budget slashed to the bone, the parks rely on volunteers to help keep them in good order.  It is vile when some low-life sees fit to ruin other people’s hard work. The same baskets had been vandalised the previous evening and later replanted by Carl Davies a local park volunteer from The “Friends of Alexander and Coronation Park” ( Click Here to visit their facebook page) 

Chair of the Friends group John Quirk with the display.

Chair of the Friends group John Quirk with the display.

How the display should appear

How the display should appear

FOOTNOTE: Christine the Parks officer for Sefton Council will replace the baskets on Thursday 4th July. All the displays in future will be better secured.


Friends Of Coronation Park on FaceBook

A new facebook page for the Friends of Alexandra and  Coronation Parks has been set up by committee member Carl Davies


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