Brough Park Fishpond, Leek

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Date:1950 - 1960 (c.)

Description:Fishing in the pond with homemade fishing rods of sticks and string and jam-jars was a popular pastime for young boys in Leek. The pond was formerly part of the gardens of Ball Haye Hall.

The park is so called after William Spooner Brough gave ten and a half acres of his Ball Haye estate to the town in 1913. The size of the park grew to 21 acres in 1921 when Joseph Tatton donated another large piece of land. When World War I broke out, work on the park was delayed. Brough Park was officially opened by James Rhead, Chairman of the Urban District Council on 21 June 1924.

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Source: Leek Library

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