2015

SD3133 : Watson Road Park, South Shore, Blackpool

taken 9 years ago, near to South Shore, Blackpool, England

Watson Road Park, South Shore, Blackpool
Watson Road Park, South Shore, Blackpool
Towards the back is a multi-use games area or MUGA. The boundary beyond, in shadow, is Yeadon Way on its embankment the line of a former railway.

"Yeadon Way is the main access into Blackpool for tourists. It is a converted railway linking the M55 (via a short stretch of A5230) to car parks near the beach. As a railway conversion it bridges over several roads without junctions." (See SD3133 : Bus stop, St Anne's Road, South Shore, Blackpool ). "The railway conversion continues as Seasiders Way, though mostly at-grade, linking to more car parks.
It is named after Harry Yeadon, a prominent civil engineer for Lancashire. Yeadon worked on the Preston Bypass and many other early motorways and then succeeded Sir James Drake as County Surveyor and Bridgemaster. As a retirement gift, his colleagues named this road, the only one under-construction at the time, after him."
Thanks to Gerald England for directing me to the Sabre website for the above information LinkExternal link

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SD3133, 36 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Robin Stott   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 20 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 19 September, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3133 3354 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:47.6172N 3:2.6354W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3133 3340
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