SJ9599 : Stamford Park 2012

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

Stamford Park 2012
Stamford Park 2012
A plaque on the ground in the middle of a muddy footpath SJ9599 : Footpath near Stamford Park.
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
Sunday, 27 January, 2013   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 29 January, 2013
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Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9555 9933 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.4396N 2:4.1123W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9555 9932
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