These pictures were taken in 1995. Howard Park was redesigned in 2011. Note the fountain which was taken down in the early part of the twenty first century probably because of health and safety concerns. The children certainly got a few bruises playing on it and falling off it !
In the summer families gathered for picnics and ball games around the paddling pool which is probably one of the largest paddling pools in the South East.
The little girl is Nichola Birch daughter of Letchworth librarian Viv Birch. Nichola attended Lannock and Highfield schools in Letchworth before going on to study at Exeter University.