SK5319 : Loughborough, Leics (Queen's Pk)

near to Loughborough, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Loughborough, Leics (Queen's Pk)
Loughborough, Leics (Queen's Pk)
Several of the paths that traverse Queen's Park are visible here. As a means of celebrating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee (June 1897) the first phase of the park's creation was completed on the site of some private gardens (1.6 hectares/4 acres) belonging to "Island House", a private house that stood where the public library now stands. By 1907 the Corporation had purchased a further 2.4 hectares/6 acres of land from an adjoining dye works in order to extend the park. This extension included the creation of a second ornamental lake. The "Synch or Swim" lower limb sculptures seen here are part of an Olympic Games-related exhibition in the museum.
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2012
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Saturday, 7 July, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 12 July, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Sport, Leisure  Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5337 1948 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.2171N 1:12.6235W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5337 1950
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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