Stamford Park :: Shared Description

Stamford Park lies on the boundary between Ashton and Stalybridge. It was the first park to be opened in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Following a 17 year campaign by local cotton workers, Stamford Park was officially opened by Lord Stamford on the 12th July 1873. A crowd of 60-80,000 arrived on the day to watch the procession and opening ceremony.

Over the following two decades the park developed at pace, incorporating more land into the park. The former mill reservoir known as Chadwick Dams was incorporated into the park in 1891. The reservoir being divided in two by an embankment, with the southern section becoming the present boating lake.

The park now includes tennis courts, putting and bowling greens, a children's playground and paddling pool. The park also boasts an animal corner with a variety of birds and animals.

LinkExternal link photos of Stamford Park in the 1960s
LinkExternal link -Tameside.gov
LinkExternal link Ashton-Under Lyne.com
by David Dixon
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SJ9598 : Market Cross (inscription) by David Dixon
SJ9599 : Stamford Park Boating Lake by Gerald England
SJ9599 : Stamford Park Boating Lake by Gerald England
SJ9599 : Stamford Park by Gerald England
SJ9599 : Stamford Park 2012 by Gerald England
SJ9598 : Ashton's Old Market Cross, Stamford Park by David Dixon
SJ9599 : Hissing Goose, Stamford Park by David Dixon
SJ9598 : Joseph Raynor Stephens Memorial Obelisk, Stamford Park by David Dixon
SJ9598 : Stamford Park Conservatory by David Dixon
SJ9599 : Stamford Park Boating Lake by Gerald England
SJ9599 : Stamford Park Boating Lake by Gerald England
SJ9599 : Stamford Park Fishing Lake by Gerald England
SJ9599 : Stamford Park Lake and Island by David Dixon
SJ9599 : Autumn in Stamford Park by Gerald England
SJ9599 : Stamford Park Lake by David Dixon
SJ9599 : Stamford Park Boating Lake by Gerald England
SJ9598 : Stamford Park by Gerald England
SJ9598 : Stamford Park by Gerald England
SJ9599 : Stamford Park Lake by Gerald England
SJ9599 : Stamford Park Upper Lake by David Dixon
SJ9599 : Stamford Park Boating Lake by David Dixon
SJ9599 : Stamford Park, Path to Mellor Road by David Dixon
SJ9599 : Footpath near Stamford Park by Gerald England
SJ9599 : Stamford Park Upper Lake by David Dixon
SJ9599 : Inquisitive Goose, Stamford Park by David Dixon

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Created: Wed, 15 Jun 2011, Updated: Wed, 15 Jun 2011

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