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Memorial Park

In 1921 land near Hindle Fold and Allsprings Drive was given to the Council for pleasure grounds by James Boardman, William Pickup and Henry Milton Thompson. The area to the west of Church Lane was landscaped, trees and shrubs were donated, and became Memorial Park with the Garden of Remembrance, the larger area to the east being used as playing fields.

plan

Plan from the Trappes-Lomax collection

 

The Budgie Hut

bugie hut

It might not look much but many happy hours were spent here, by the budgies too.

budgie hut different angle
Photos Brian Sheperd.
"There wouldn't have been grass cuttings left on the lawns when I was a lad."
3rd budgie hut

new hut
Designed with anticipated vandalism in mind. Photo John Duckworth

 

 

 

 

But with "resources" being stretched the birds had to go. Then, with some unauthorised help, the hut was remodeled.

Church Lane

Church Lane
Photo Anthony Gilmartin

August 2000 from almost the same place as the Remembrance Day 1949 shot.

Church Lane
Photo Brian Sheperd

Top of the park

from the top

Pendle Hill

Not good but if you can just make out a hazy shape like a cloud in the background that's it.

to Pendle Hill
( There'll be a better one sometime. Then on the other hand ......... maybe not)

Looking out to Read

to Read

 

Map of parks

 

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Sources

Great Harwood Gleanings, Louie Pollard, 1978, Lancs County Council. Pages 125 - 126
A Great Harwood Miscellany, Louie Pollard. Page 46
1066. Great Harwood from William the Conqueror to the Millennium, Louie Pollard, Great Harwood Civic Society, 1999. Page 29

 

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