SJ9599 : Stamford Park Upper Lake

taken 8 years ago, near to Stalybridge, Tameside, Great Britain

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Stamford Park Upper Lake
Stamford Park Upper Lake
The former mill reservoir known as Chadwick Dams was incorporated into Stamford Park in 1891.

The reservoir was divided in two by an embankment, with the southern section becoming the present boating lake. This, the northern section, is used mostly for fishing by the Ridge Hill Angling Club.
Stamford Park
Stamford Park lies on the boundary between Ashton and Stalybridge. It was the first park to be opened in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Following a 17 year campaign by local cotton workers, Stamford Park was officially opened by Lord Stamford on the 12th July 1873. A crowd of 60-80,000 arrived on the day to watch the procession and opening ceremony.

Over the following two decades the park developed at pace, incorporating more land into the park. The former mill reservoir known as Chadwick Dams was incorporated into the park in 1891. The reservoir being divided in two by an embankment, with the southern section becoming the present boating lake.

The park now includes tennis courts, putting and bowling greens, a children's playground and paddling pool. The park also boasts an animal corner with a variety of birds and animals.

LinkExternal link photos of Stamford Park in the 1960s
LinkExternal link -Tameside.gov
LinkExternal link Ashton-Under Lyne.com
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 15 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Park and Public Gardens  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Former (from Tags)
Reservoir 
Place (from Tags)
Ashton Under Lyne  Stalybridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9566 9969 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.6338N 2:4.0131W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9569 9967
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Lake  Fishing Lodge  Angling Club  Park 

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