Sunday, 14 March 2010

Name?

This patch of sporting green is between Wish Road and Saxon Road. There seems to be some confusion about what it's called - some maps label it 'Recreation Ground', some call it 'Wish Park' while on others (including Googe Maps) it remains nameless.

8 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Then it should be the 'Wish Park Recreation Ground'

Barry Coidan said...

Type into Google "Wish Park, Hove" and one of the first references is to its alternative name "Aldrington Recreation". I always knew it as Wish Park.

I recall there used to be a railway station called Aldrington Halt between Hove to Portslade stations. I see it's still there called simply Aldrington.

Jason said...

Well, I've lived in the area all my life and as far as I'm aware is Wish Park!

There still is a railway station called Aldrington, Barry, and the Parish of Aldrington still exists with it's Parish Church (St. Leonards) on New Church Road.

Brighton Pensioner said...

During the 50+ years I have lived in Hove and Brighton it has always been Wish Park.

Agatha & Algernon Arbuthnot said...

It's Wish Park - always has been - always should be! 'Twas part of my old stomping ground when I was a kid, and usual gathering place for me and my chums! ;oP

Wibbo said...

Thanks for the input all you locals; I figured that someone out there could enlighten me :o)

Mary deB said...

The little boy looks so intent!

Barry Coidan said...

Thanks Jason. St Leonard's is just around the corner from Worcester Villas where I lived some 45 -50 years ago. However we went to the Congregational Church on Boundary Road