MAYOR Gillian Chapman recreated a moment in the borough’s history by arriving at a family fun day aboard a horse-drawn carriage.
The stunt was part of celebrations to mark 100 years since Hemel Hempstead’s Randalls Park was given to the community.
Willam Randall donated six and a half acres of his land on August 2, 1911, so that it could be used as a park.
The inset picture shows him arriving at the official opening.
To mark the centenary anniversary Dacorum Borough Council put on a family fun day on Tuesday.
Around 2,000 turned out to enjoy the fun on offer, which included a bouncy castle, inflatable football pitch, face painting and arts and crafts.
Dacorum Borough Council spokesman Katie Warner said: “There was a really good turn out. Lots of families took picnics along and there was a really nice family atmosphere.”
> For more pictures from the day pick up a copy of next Wednesday’s Gazette.