War memories stirred at Party in the Park

Young people who run a teen park in Donington are celebrating the success of this year’s Flinders Founders Party in the Park event.

Hundreds of people were drawn to Abbott’s Field in the village on Saturday for a day of activities that included a World War II memorial flypast by Hurricane, Lancaster and Spitfire aircraft.

Flinders Founders members Joe Gott, Joel Bates, Jo Gisby, Alicia Inglis, Molly Hodgson, Natea and Brianna Gash, Melanie and Leah Bristow and Elliott Moran.

Flinders Founders members Joe Gott, Joel Bates, Jo Gisby, Alicia Inglis, Molly Hodgson, Natea and Brianna Gash, Melanie and Leah Bristow and Elliott Moran.

Other highlights included live music, a circus skills workshop, funfair, face painting, balloon games and a visit by staff from Donington Fire Station.

Margaret Wright, one of the organisers, said: “We had a good crowd and everybody I spoke to had a really good time.

“All the bands, musicians and stewards give up their time for free and it was a lovely, trouble-free, relaxing family day out.”

Young volunteer Jaydon Lee with crew members Lee Loach, Mark Stanhope, Steve Burdall and John Scott from Donington Fire Station.

Young volunteer Jaydon Lee with crew members Lee Loach, Mark Stanhope, Steve Burdall and John Scott from Donington Fire Station.