Riley Park Trust – Centenary Celebration – Sat 19th July

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riley -1Come down to Riley Park from 12 noon on Sat 19th July to mark the centenary of Riley Park Trust.

Entry is FREE! 

Bar and food refreshments will be available throughout the event.

The Trust was founded by Mr Edward Riley and his wife Emma in July 1914, to donate the land as an area for children to play, and for the wider community to use.

The Trust (a registered charity) to this day maintains the park entirely through donations and receive no public funding.



Open at 12 noon – Wycombe Steel Orchestra

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Cuthbert Ottaway, England’s captain in the first ever ever football international – played for Marlow FC on the ground which was on the site of Riley Park.

12.30 p.m. Official opening and unveiling of Heritage Trail. This consist of a number of plaques around the park with interesting historical facts about the park and surrounding area. A couple of sneak previews are in the panel on the left! But pop along to see the whole set with full text of course 🙂

12.50 p.m. Football teams take to the pitch for presentation to V.I.Ps
Wycombe Steel Orchestra play the National Anthem

1 p.m. Match kick-off Englandfans F.C. v Rest of the World XI.

1.45 p.m. Half time with Wycombe Steel Orchestra playing during the interval

2.45 p.m. Match ends with presentations of medals

3 p.m. Jam Theatre

3.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Entertainment


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The town’s original Cottage Hospital was located on the boundary of Riley Park, and opened in 1889.


Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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