SJ8594 : Platt Fields

taken 7 months ago, near to Burnage, Manchester, Great Britain

Platt Fields
Platt Fields

The Platt Fields estate was purchased by Manchester Corporation for public use in 1907 following a local campaign. The park was landscaped and a lake created by unemployed labour during the hard winter of 1908-1909.

In the background is Holy Trinity Church which was built in 1845-46, at the expense of Thomas Carrill Worsley of Platt Hall. LinkExternal link

In the foreground is the Queen Elizabeth Coronation Fountain, which was presented to the city in 1953 and was re-sited in the park from Piccadilly Gardens in 2002 by the Friends of Platt Fields LinkExternal link

A few years ago it was part of a rose garden SJ8594 : Rose Garden at Platt Fields but is now surrounded by daffodils.
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SJ8594, 97 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 3 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Date (from Tags)
1907  1953 
Person (from Tags)
Thomas Carrill Worsley 
Former (from Tags)
Rose Garden 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8535 9482 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.9961N 2:13.3235W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8539 9482
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Daffodils  Platt Fields  Park  Manchester Corporation  Church  Fountain 

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