Longford Park, Stretford :: Shared Description

Longford Park was laid out in 1857 by John Rylands in the style of Chatsworth House. He lived at Longford Hall with his wife Enriqueta who founded the John Rylands Library in 1899 following her husband's death in 1888. She died in 1908 and in 1911 Longford Estate was sold to Stretford Urban District Council. In 1977 a Royal Garden Party was held in the park attended by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh escorted by the Mayor of Trafford and Sir William Downward. Longford Hall was demolished in 1995 but the facade of the old hall still stands in the centre of the park.

Covering 54 acres it is the largest municipal park in Trafford. Facilities include Longford Athletics Stadium, cafe, tennis courts, basketball courts, pets corner, bowling greens, zip wire, play areas, wildlife garden and toilets.

More information on the website of Friends of Longford Park: LinkExternal link
by Gerald England
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SJ8094 : Path in Longford Park by David Dixon
SJ8094 : Longford Park by David Dixon
SJ8094 : Longford Park, Stretford by David Dixon
SJ8094 : A glimpse of Longford Hall by Gerald England
SJ8094 : Longford Park by David Dixon
SJ8094 : Longford Park Athletics Stadium by David Dixon
SJ8094 : Longford Park, Stretford by David Dixon
SJ8094 : Trafford Athletic Stadium, Longford Park by David Dixon
SJ8094 : The Larry Sullivan Gardens by Gerald England
SJ8094 : Larry Sullivan Gardens: Plaque by Gerald England
SJ8094 : Ice-cream van in Longford Park by Gerald England
SJ8094 : Longfords, Longford Park by David Dixon
SJ8094 : Bench in the Larry Sullivan Gardens by Gerald England
SJ8094 : Longford park, Stretford by David Dixon
SJ8094 : Entrance to Longford Park by Gerald England
SJ8094 : John Rylands (1801-1888) by Gerald England
SJ8094 : Longford Park by Gerald England


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Created: Fri, 17 Mar 2017, Updated: Fri, 17 Mar 2017

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