SJ8094 : Larry Sullivan Gardens: Plaque

taken 1 year ago, near to Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester, Great Britain

Larry Sullivan Gardens: Plaque
Larry Sullivan Gardens: Plaque
After Longford Hall was demolished in 1995 a garden was created within the foundations. This plaque records:

TRAFFORD
- METROPOLITAN BOROUGH -

THE
LARRY SULLIVAN
GARDENS

These gardens were created in 1996 and are dedicated
to.Larry Sullivan (1916 - 1992) in recognition of his
long public service in this area. He was the Mayor
of Trafford in 1982-83, a Council Member of
Stretford Borough Council from 1966 to 1973,
County Councillor with Greater Manchester County
Council, a member of the Passenger Transport
Authority and a Councillor for the Talbot Ward of
Trafford Borough Council 1974 to 1992.
Longford Park, Stretford
Longford Park was laid out in 1857 by John Rylands in the style of Chatsworth House. He lived at Longford Hall with his wife Enriqueta who founded the John Rylands Library in 1899 following her husband's death in 1888. She died in 1908 and in 1911 Longford Estate was sold to Stretford Urban District Council. In 1977 a Royal Garden Party was held in the park attended by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh escorted by the Mayor of Trafford and Sir William Downward. Longford Hall was demolished in 1995 but the facade of the old hall still stands in the centre of the park.

Covering 54 acres it is the largest municipal park in Trafford. Facilities include Longford Athletics Stadium, cafe, tennis courts, basketball courts, pets corner, bowling greens, zip wire, play areas, wildlife garden and toilets.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 September, 2016   (more nearby)
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Friday, 17 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Date (from Tags)
1995  1916  1992  1982  1983  1966  1973 
Person (from Tags)
Larry Sullivan 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8072 9448 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8072 9448
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