Walmersley Road Recreation ground was later renamed Clarence Park. This is the bandstand where on summer Sunday afternoons there would be a band concert and deck chairs (strictly for the older generation of course). The house in the distance was the park keeper's residence, and woe betide any child who was caught walking on the flower beds. There was a large rock near the park entrance which carried a metal plaque. The plaque said that the rock had been carried down by glaciers from the ice age. Was that true? As children, we used the rock as a miniature slide. The park was our playground throughout the 1940s and 50s.
A memory shared byon Aug 10th, 2006.
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