SJ8094 : The Larry Sullivan Gardens

taken 7 months ago, near to Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester, Great Britain

The Larry Sullivan Gardens
The Larry Sullivan Gardens
After Longford Hall was demolished in 1995 a garden was created within the foundations. It was named in honour of a former Mayor, Larry Sullivan SJ8094 : Larry Sullivan Gardens: Plaque.
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.

More information on the website of Friends of Longford Park: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 September, 2016   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 18 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
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Larry Sullivan 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8073 9449 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.8091N 2:17.4961W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8072 9448
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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