Victoria Park Paddling Pool, Stafford,

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Date:1950 - 1960 (c.)

Description: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, opening 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.

The large building on the left is Stafford Technical College.


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1910s
School Class, Tenterbanks School, Stafford,
School Class, Tenterbanks School, Stafford,

Tenterbanks School was built in 1910. The school was demolished in the 1970s to ...

1940s
Aerial View of Stafford,
Aerial View of Stafford,

Aerial view taken by R.A.F. 42 Operational Training Unit. In the lower half of ...

1970s
River Sow in Stafford,
River Sow in Stafford,

The River Sow, with South Street on the left and the Castle Tavern in the distance....

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Donor ref:SAMS Acc. No., P97.4.95, img: 1392 (18/1858)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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