2017

SD8110 : Openshaw Park

taken 7 years ago, near to Bury, England

This is 1 of 3 images, with title Openshaw Park in this square
Openshaw Park
Openshaw Park
Openshaw Park is a local community public park of approximately 5 hectares. It is located just over a mile outside of Bury town centre in an area historically known as Pimhole. Openshaw Park was one of four parks established following a public meeting in 1883, with contributions from Lord Derby, the Lord of the Manor, a public subscription, and, in this particular case, generous contributions of land and money from a local benefactor, Mr Thomas O Openshaw. This and another three parks were opened by the Prince of Wales, HRH Prince Albert Victor, on 21 July 1888.

Its facilities include crown green bowling pavilion and greens, children's play area, two multi-play ball zones, one flood-lit and two flood-lit tennis courts.

More information is on the council website: LinkExternal link

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Geographical Context: Park and Public Gardens Date: 1883 1888 Person: Thomas Openshaw Prince Albert other tags: Park Crown Green Bowling MUGA Tennis Courts Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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SD8110, 162 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Gerald England   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 4 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 13 February, 2017
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8150 1068 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:35.5420N 2:16.8582W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8149 1069
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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