Romsey Memorial Park: page 1


History (Photos pre 2015)

Romsey's memorial park was opened in 1921. The park contains a stone memorial to which the names of those who died in subsequent conflicts have been added. The present bandstand dates from 2001.The park also contains a Japanese World War II artillery gun, one of a pair captured by the British and brought back to Romsey by Lord Mountbatten of Burma. One was donated to the town by Lord Mountbatten, and the other was retained in the grounds of his country estate, Broadlands. The Mayor's Picnic takes place in early-mid summer in the park. There is music performed by local schools, a variety of stalls, and the popular Duck Race, in which numbered plastic ducks 'race' each other along the river Test, to be scrupulously retrieved before awarding a prize to whoever chose the winning duck.

A view of the Memorial and Romsey Abbey

The Japanese World War II artillery gun fully restored August 2010

River Test along side the park

The famous Salmon Leap area at Saddlers Mill

The picturesque bandstand area

The River Test along side the park entrance

We are ladies doing lady things

Ducks next to the River Test near play area

The Bandstand

River Test in the Causeway adjacent to the park

Bowling Green

Les Dennis makes an appearance at the Romsey Memorial Park


Mabel and Jim Randell who ran the kiosk for a while back in the 40's

Mrs. Anderson the kiosk lady on left. 1960's


Japanese Gun



Bob Iles 1960's




Band stand in 1932