SJ6855 : Queen's Park: north gate lodges

taken 4 years ago, near to Wistaston Green, Cheshire, Great Britain

Queen's Park: north gate lodges
Queen's Park: north gate lodges
A pair of mock half timbered lodges either side of the entrance from Victoria Avenue. There is an inscription round both lodges which in total reads:

"This park was given by the London & North Western Railway Co 1888 to commemorate the jubilee of her most gracious majesty Queen Victoria and the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Grand Junction Railway and was opened together with the Victoria Avenue by Field Marshal Commander in Chief HRH the Duke of Cambridge KG on the 9th of June 1888. F W Webb Mayor F Cooke Town Clerk"

Webb LinkExternal link was not only Mayor (twice) but also Chief Mechanical Engineer of the town's major employer, the LNWR, 1870-1903.
Queen's Park, Crewe
The main public park for the town of Crewe, opened in 1888 and covering about 17 hectares. The park is elliptical in shape, surrounded by a carriage drive, and laid out quite formally. It was extensively restored c.2010. Facilities include a boating lake (formed from the Valley Brook, a minor tributary of the River Weaver), minigolf, cafe, children's playground and bandstand. At the centre of the park is a memorial to the fallen of the South African War of 1899-1902.

The official name is Queen's Park (the queen in question being Victoria) but locals also just call it Crewe Park.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 22 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Person (from Tags)
F W Webb 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6879 5580 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.9089N 2:28.0534W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6879 5578
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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