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Day of free activities to celebrate Paddington Recreation Ground’s 125th birthday

PUBLISHED: 18:00 31 August 2018

The caf� at Paddington Recreation Ground. Picture: Everyone Active

The caf� at Paddington Recreation Ground. Picture: Everyone Active

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Paddington Recreation Ground is holding a celebration day on Saturday to mark its 125th anniversary.

A number of activities will run during the day, including two free 60-minute circuit sessions at 10am, and midday for people aged 16 and above.

There will also be a free tennis session from 10am until noon for all ages, and a free football session from noon until 2pm.

The recreation ground’s gym will also be open free-of-charge from midday until 6pm.

People are urged to book in advance.

The ground has had a strong influence on two of Britain’s leading sportsmen. The late-Sir Roger Bannister trained at the site before he broke the four-minute mile.

Meanwhile cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins used the site as a child, and he grew up in the area.

“Paddington Recreation Ground has a great history and we are honoured to play our part in securing a great future for the site,” says Ashton Rennie, general manager at Everyone Active.

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