THE 93rd birthday of Rowntree Park was celebrated with a party at the weekend.

Rain failed to dampen the spirits of the party which featured live music and numerous community stalls. Sue Scott, chairman of the organisation team, said: ‘‘As members of the local community, we were pleased to be able to keep the tradition of the Rowntree Park birthday party.”

The park itself has a special relevance on the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War as it was donated by the Rowntree company as a gift to the City of York in 1921 in memory of its workers who fell in the conflict.

There has been a party every year to commemorate the gift.