Howard Park in 2012

26th May - the reopening of Howard Gardens

By John Birch

The new Ball Memorial Gardens 26.5.12
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New statue of Sappho
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New footpath connecting the Ball and Howard Gardens
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Plaque on the Ball Memorial Gardens
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Bluebells and wild flowers in Howard Gardens, Heritage Museum in background
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Plaque in footpath commemorates reopening
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New play area in Howard Park
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New play area in Howard Park
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Restored paddling pool, Howard Park
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Restored paddling pool, Howard Park
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Restored paddling pool, Howard Park
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Howard Park
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Restored paddling pool, Howard Park
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Restored paddling pool, Howard Park
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Restored paddling pool, Howard Gardens
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Restored paddling pool, Howard Park
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Resited and restored plaque from Belgian refugees in 1919. Howard Park.
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New play area in Howard Park
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Howard Gardens
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New bridge over Pix Brook
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Howard Park and Gardens was originally opened in 1911, with two hand-dug pools connected by a small stream. The area became a paddling pool in 1929. 
In November 2010 a £2.7-scheme began to re-landscape and renovate the park, and the Ball Memorial Gardens alongside. The area reopened in stages, starting with the Ball Memorial Gardens, from November 2011, but whole scheme was Officially opened on 26th May 2012.

This page was added on 26/05/2012.

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