SD3235 : Italian Gardens, Lions and Clock Tower, Stanley Park, Blackpool

taken 8 years ago, near to Great Marton, Blackpool, Great Britain

Italian Gardens, Lions and Clock Tower, Stanley Park, Blackpool
Italian Gardens, Lions and Clock Tower, Stanley Park, Blackpool
The superb traditional Stanley Park - named after Blackpool's first MP, Sir George Stanley - was first opened in 1926. The Italian Gardens are the central focus of the park with all other features radiating out from this area. The gardens are currently being refurbished thanks to some National Lottery funding.
The two Lions, one on each side of the steps leading down to the gardens from the Cafe area, are supposedly from the 1500s ... I can personally vouch for them being there in 1950!
The Clock Tower, which is visible from most parts of the park, is a memorial to Dr William Cocker, Blackpool's first Mayor. Back in the 1950's you could put a coin in a turnstile and then climb to the top of the tower ... not sure if you can do that today. SD3235 : One of the Lions, Stanley Park, Blackpool SD3235 : The other Lion, Stanley Park, Blackpool SD3235 : Clock Tower, Stanley Park, Blackpool SD3235 : Italian Gardens, Lions and Cafe, Stanley Park, Blackpool SD3235 : Italian Gardens, Stanley Park, Blackpool SD3235 : Fountain, Italian Gardens, Stanley Park, Blackpool SD3235 : Headless (South) Statue and Clock Tower, Stanley Park, Blackpool SD3235 : The West Statue, Italian Gardens, Stanley Park, Blackpool SD3235 : The East Statue, Italian Gardens, Stanley Park, Blackpool SD3235 : The North Statue, Italian Gardens, Stanley Park, Blackpool
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Terry Robinson and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SD3235, 90 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 12 July, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 30 January, 2010
Category
Public park   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 326 357 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:48.8243N 3:1.4898W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 326 359
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+


Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 194 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register