Victoria Park, Stafford

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Date:1950

Description:Watercolour painting by Jean Margaret Peace. A View of Victoria Park in November, about 1950.

The land between Izaak Walton Walk and the railway station was marshy and liable to flooding. In 1903 the Corporation bought the land and raised its level by three feet. The area was laid out as Victoria Park and the bandstand was moved to the park from Market Square. The park opened on 15 June 1908.

To celebrate the coronation of George V in 1911, the park was extended across the River Sow towards Tenterbanks. A bowling green was added and the two parts were linked by Coronation Bridge.

A further extension, with tennis courts, a playground and a paddling pool for children opened in 1930.

Dimensions: height - 395mm, width - 560mm

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Creators: Ms Jean Margaret Peace - Creator

Donor ref:G94.129.0001 (83/15489)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service - Art Collection

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