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LowerFold Park

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Lowerfold Park was laid out on land bought by three members of the Congregational Church, Messers. R. Hartley, J.H. Taylor and H.M. Thompson. The Official Opening Ceremony took place in June 1914. Originally for members only it was still known as the Congregational Park many years later.

 

inside proram

 

Opening the bowling green.
bowling green

pavilion

 

 

 

 

The bowling green was in front of the pavilion, inside were billiard and table tennis tables and a room for social events.

inside the pavilion

bowling green

 

 

The bowling green, crown of course,
remains but the pavilion has gone.

croquet
The Misses Duthie and Misses Tomlinson (not necessarily in that order) open the croquet lawn.

The three tennis courts are behind the ladies (the present two are further north) and had newly planted flower beds beside them in 1914.
tennis courts

membership card

 

 

 

Membership was one shilling per year (5 pence) in the 1920s
although it had probably risen by the time this card was issued.

carnival
Photo Mrs M Goodliffe

 

 

There were tennis and bowling clubs and organised events such as this "carnival" in 1926.

 

It was the centre of social life for Congregationalists for more than 30 years until bought by the Council.

filled in delph

playground

 

 

 

In the foreground, in a small delph, was a children's
playground with swings, slides, see-saws etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The delph has been filled in, the area leveled and the
swings etc. have been moved to the centre of the park.

Thanks to Kevin Lambert for the postcards and membership card.

 

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Sources

People and Places in Great Harwood, Louie Pollard. Page 17
A Great Harwood Miscellany, Louie Pollard. Page 47
1066. Great Harwood from William the Conqueror to the Millennium, Louie Pollard, Great Harwood Civic Society, 1999. Page 27

 

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