TA1028 : Victoria Park, Kingston upon Hull

taken 4 years ago, near to Kingston Upon Hull, Great Britain

Victoria Park, Kingston upon Hull
Victoria Park, Kingston upon Hull
The 22-acre Victoria Park covers part of the former water area of Victoria Dock. Preliminary work on the park started in 1995, and was officially opened by John Prescott, MP for Kingston upon Hull East, on 25 February 2000. The entrance to the park on South Bridge Road is marked by two Portland stone pillars inscribed with the names and tonnages of some of the vessels built in Earle's Shipyard.

Victoria Dock opened 1850 and closed to commercial traffic 1970. The following year the dock, except for the half-tide basin, was filled in. In 1987 the City Council acquired the dock estate from ABP (Associated British Ports). The same year, the Council entered into a partnership with Bellway Homes Ltd to redevelop the estate for new homes, a marina, a park, playing fields, community centre, maritime museum and community school. House-building commenced in 1988.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 October, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 27 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 1090 2864 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.5412N 0:19.1983W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 1091 2870
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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