SE2641 : Big band sound, Golden Acre Park

taken 7 months ago, near to Eccup, Leeds, Great Britain

Big band sound, Golden Acre Park
Big band sound, Golden Acre Park
Before World War 2, the park boasted a dance hall. That is no more, but this band was recreating the effect by playing some of the big band numbers of the 1930s and 1940s. Some older people were even dancing along to the music SE2641 : Dancing to the music, Golden Acre Park.
Golden Acre Park, Adel, Leeds
Advertised as covering an area of 137 acres (rather than the one implied by the name), Golden Acre has been a public park owned by Leeds City Council since 1945, prior to which it was an unsuccessful commercial venture in the 1930s. Given how many visitors it now attracts, the Council could probably make a tidy sum charging a modest admission fee (or at least charging for parking, which surprisingly is free).

The attractions in the park include impressive floral displays, themed 'demonstration' gardens, a wildfowl lake with observation hut, cafe, and extensive paths in both wooded and open areas.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 14 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2676 4182 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:52.3141N 1:35.6702W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2675 4180
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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