Izaak Walton Walk, Stafford

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Date:1900 - 1903 (c.)

Description:The development of Izaak Walton Walk in the 1880s was part of Stafford Corporation's river improvement scheme. Seats and railings were installed. Later, around 1900, trees were added to improve the appearance of what was a marshy area prone 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.

In the background, to the right, can be seen the Moat House which at the time of this photograph was the Collegiate School for Girls, run by Mrs S. Twigg.

Postcard published by Valentine & Sons Ltd., Dundee and London.