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Re: Vinall Park, Gillingham
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2010, 08:31:41 »
I grew up in Locarno Avenue as well (my parents know your mum flower411).

According to the Gillingham Chronicles, Vinall's park was donated to the town by Messrs Vinall and Chappell.
 Vinall and Chappell built the houses on all 4 roads surrounding the park


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Re: Vinall Park, Gillingham
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2010, 07:53:27 »
Yeah ....My mum still lives in Locarno Avenue in the house where I grew up. The road opposite is Geneva Avenue.

There is some kind of covenant covering vinalls park and in my conversations with people in the know over the last couple of weeks, it`s another bit of prime land that the council are eyeing up for developement !!!

I know of at least two little old ladies that`ll be lying down in front of the bulldozers if they try that one on !  :)

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Re: Vinall Park, Gillingham
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 22:10:51 »
Yes it is still open land, i've been past it many times.
I scanned this from my Medway map book.


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Vinall Park, Gillingham
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010, 21:54:44 »
As a kid we spent loads of time in Vinalls park Gillingham - this was and still is between Broadway, Locarno Avenue, Cecil Street and another road who's name escapes me.

As kids we were told this area of parkland had been left to the area as "open land" in somebodys estate can anybody shed any light on this for me as I would love to know that this is still open land for the local kids to play on???

I( spent many a happy hour just hanging around the grass land and on the swings

Any Ideas?????


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