Saturday, 2 June 2012

It's a Knockout fun in Knowle Park

KNOWLE residents didn't let the wet weather dampen their spirits as they competed in an It's A Knockout contest at Knowle Park Festival today.

Residents turned out for the annual event, which featured food and stalls.


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  1. Alistair Clark3 June 2012 at 13:21

    Knockout Knowle - fantastic community event with 420 contestants taking part and thousands of spectators - Congratulations to The Green Team for winning the cup.
    Thanks to Friends of Knowle Park, Arden PTA, Knowle PA and Scouts for all their help in putting on such a successful event

  2. Fantastic day, the great British weather didn't spoil the fun at all !

  3. The organisers have posted results:

    Knockout Knowle Results
    Group Winners
    Group A - Team Corgi
    Group B - Knowle Football Club
    Group C - Wychwood Wildcats
    Group D - British Legion Heirs
    Group E - Jubilee Pancakes
    Group F - The Green Team
    Group G - The Wolf Pack

    After some 'wet' semi finals 4 teams contested the final game
    In 4th place Team Corgi - great effort from a team of kids
    3rd Place British Legion Heirs - looking remarkable different from their team photo!!
    2nd Place - The jubilee Pancakes - great Sports
    and the WINNERS
    THE GREEN TEAM - worthy Champions

  4. Fantastic event as always! Could Friends of the park do this every year?
    That would be good.

  5. Another really well organised event by Friends of Knowle Park, the best event we ever attend. Lots for all ages, please keep putting it on 'Friends'.
    The High Street had the weather and was great to meet friends but apart for 'Bogs and Balls' run by the local Lions there was very little for the children to do and the stalls were not that interesting.

    1. Very little for the children,Bouncy castles,face painting,Sheriden the dog,Punch&Judy,hook a duck,baloon modelers, dj childrens games tractor rides, magic show,childrens tombola,jenga and cube games, Almost nothing for the children, are you sure you were there??

  6. Graeme Spencer5 June 2012 at 18:29

    I don’t know who actually uses this website – I found it by accident when someone told me there are a number of inaccuracies on it concerning Diamond Knowle(sponsored by Chiltern Railways), the banner under which Knowle’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations which took place between 2 – 4 June were run.

    So I want to provide the facts about the whole event, resulting from a vision I had 15 months ago, so that anyone who does use it gets the truth!

    First, Knockout Knowle is not an annual event. Knockout Knowle was the first of a series of special events within Diamond Knowle and was intended to provide the “sporty” part of Knowle’s celebrations. It was organised by a group of organisations working together – Arden Academy PTA, Knowle School PA, 1st Knowle Scouts and Friends of Knowle Park.

    In the evening Knowle’s Diamond Jubilee gArden Party, organised by Arden Academy PTA took place in the grounds of Arden Academy to provide the “formal” side to our celebrations.
    On Sunday morning Knowle Parish Church hosted a special service of thanksgiving for our Queen’s 60th year.

    It was hoped to hold a children’s football competition on Sunday afternoon, but due to circumstances beyond our control that event had to be cancelled at short notice. However, given the weather on Sunday that was probably not a bad thing in the end.

    Diamond Knowle was then brought to a climax on Monday with the Diamond Knowle Street Fair in Knowle High Street. This event was not organised by the Knowle Society.

    It was organised by a small group of individuals, namely Tony Moon, Phill Rhodes, John Berry, Gary Masters, Kathy Jephcott and myself. In order to keep our costs down, and therefore ensure money was available to provide a host of professional entertainment, we used Knowle Society’s public liability insurance.

    The aim of the day was to provide a “family focused” day with entertainment such as Punch and Judy, a talking dog, stilt-walkers, jugglers, etc., give-aways in the form of hats and flags, that were particularly aimed at our younger residents, and I know from feedback given to me by people I did not know that that happened.

    And, it’s not often Knowle gets positive television coverage, but we did this time with a superb feature on Midlands Today last night!

    More importantly, though, feedback about the whole Diamond Knowle event suggests strongly that the event hit the spot in providing an opportunity for Knowle to show its community spirit – what a great place to live!

    Well done to all who organised the events within Diamond Knowle!

    Why some of the posts on this site are so negative I truly do not know! It is such a shame!

    Graeme Spencer
    Diamond Knowle Steering Group

  7. This was the start of a great weekend for the whole community. All the events from Saturday to Monday, were a resounding success, enjoyed by everybody and a credit to the people who put them on and the community spirit of Knowle.

    A wholehearted thank you to everybody who worked hard, come rain or shine, to make all the events happen.