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Leyland Park   Comments: 11
Photo: Roger   Item #: 29146  
Leyland Park

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Comments by Garry, 3rd March 2017  
Well what ever the date, it's a million miles from how it looks today. Very nice photo Roger of what seems a forgotten park these days, just like the rest of them. After saying that, most parks around that time were cared for. I remember Ince park in the 50s and 60s always in immaculate condition, lovely flower beds and well cut laws, this is before all the Councils ie Ince, Hindley Abram all amalgamated into the then Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council in 1974.

Comments by Helen of Troy, 3rd March 2017  
There is another one of those small lodges at the far end & another neat park. Is the park still there ?

Comments by Helen of Troy, 3rd March 2017  
Looking at the picture again, can that be the same lodge that
someone posted a picture of a little while ago? There is a large house in the background as there was on the previous lodge pic
Just a thought.

Comments by Alex, 3rd March 2017  
Same the photo's not in colour to see all those lovely flower beds. Colourise maybe?

Comments by Chris Southworth, 3rd March 2017  
Yes the park is still there but as Garry says, it looks nothing like that now. However it may be lucky to survive shortly. If Wigan Council and Peel Holdings have their way, it will be absorbed into the "South Hindley Urban Village", which translated into English means it will be surrounded by 2200 houses.

Comments by chris southworth, 3rd March 2017  
The large house in the background on the right is Hindley and Abram Grammar School and the one on the left is The Grange.

Comments by Enid Bradburn, 3rd March 2017  enidbradburn11@gmIl.com 
Mr Blundel lived in the bungalow then you weren't allowed to walk on the grass were you see.I lived at the houses down Leyland park 90clock summer time he used to lock the park up the large building you can see is the grammar school

Comments by Rosie G, 5th March 2017  
Walked into this park yesterday, it was desolate apart from two boys who were going out of the gates. Like Chris and Garry say, this used to be a lovely well-kept park, but now it seems they have to rely on volunteers to keep them in any kind of upkeep. Remember this well from the 1960's as I went to the school in the background of the photo. Ince park was also a lovely park with tennis courts, a bowling green and lake, spent many happy hours in there, as a child growing up in the 1950's and 1960's.

Comments by Pw, 13th March 2017  
Leyland Park was always a well kept park in the 50/60s and spent many hours there.Does anyone remember a structure of tall pillars with s roof on,we used to call it the umbrella.Never saw it used for anything ,

Comments by Derrick Cunliffe, 17th March 2017  
PW I remember the structures your on about they were used as
the band stand ,what I would like to know is why the park
bungalow was knocked down .D.C

Comments by Pw, 19th March 2017  
DC,It could well be a bandstand but I seem to recall there being a raised bandstand on the field near the hard surface tennis courts

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