Wolverton Park

Wolverton Park Sports Ground

On 3 August 1885 The London and North-Western Railway Company opened the seven Acre area known as Wolverton Park to enable their employees and families to take part in various sports including cycle track, running track, a football pitch and tennis and bowls courts.

The stand, built in 1899, was believed to be the oldest covered football stand in the world. It was set to be demolished by September 2006 because its owners wish to redevelop the site for housing and a community park
The football ground beside the railway works and the station was home to the works team and subsequently to Wolverton Town football club. The development went ahead and a replica green painted stand now sits on the original site to mark the significance of the original construction was painted green.


In1889 a single rink bowling green was established, situated by the railway embankment. During the 1920s the club won the Bucks cup 3 times and was presented with the original Bucks County Cup. The Club moved to its new site in 2006 next to Mill Mead Hall.

Wolverton Amateur Athletic Club was founded in 1885. The club successfully held an annual Whitsun Sports Day. It was not unusual for some 3-4000 spectators to cram into the Park.

Cycle Track
Very little history on this except for the Mazepro Cycling Club c.1900

Date Unknown Wolverton Park (Media Picture)

(Media Picture from Auction site)

A Programme for the Sports. Note "the Railway Park Ground" (David Farron Collection)

Wolverton Park Track Post Mark 1907
Wolverton Park Station Entrance Post Card posted 1919

Wolverton Park Post Card un-posted Station Entrance

Wolverton Park Pageant. Post Card 1912. Note. The cart message "Burn LM 200" ? (David Farron Collection)

Wolverton Park Recreation Ground Date or event unknown
Wolverton Park Station Entrance Post Card posted 1959
Whitsuntide at Wolverton Park Post card un-posted
Wolverton Park Baby Show 1909. Post Card.

Wolverton Park (new construction)

 Wolverton Park Tennis Club and Bowling Club

Wolverton Park Recreation Ground Tennis Courts Date
post card un-posted

Wolverton Park Fanciers Show 1909  and Sports Stand date unknown

Wolverton Park Entrance.

Carnival 1916 A Mrs Ada Curtis of Stony Stratford Photo (Media Photo)

Photo: EPSON MFP image
Station and Park Entrance c.1910

Wolverton Park covered stand (media photo)

Wolverton Park football stand early 1990's (© Richard Brock)

Post Card 1921

Aerial Views of "Wolverton Park"


  1. Brilliant archive material David, fascinating local history. Great stuff. JB

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