Queens Park, Crewe

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Coordinates: 53°05′49″N 2°28′12″W / 53.097°N 2.470°W / 53.097; -2.470

Queens Park. looking towards the pavilion

Queens Park in Crewe, Cheshire is a Grade II* public park opened in 1887, little changed from its original plan.[1] It was laid out by railway engineer Francis Webb, Richard Moon (mayor of Crewe in 1888) and garden designer Edward Kemp.[2] A story that the park is a product of 1880s railway politics when the London and North Western Railway bought the land and donated it to the town to prevent the Great Western Railway from building a railway line through it is almost certainly untrue.[3]

The park is a popular spot for the inhabitants of Crewe and features the largest lake in the area, which also has boats for hire. Other prominent features of the park include a Victorian clock tower, a man-made waterfall, a large playground, and several statues and fountains, including monuments to the British soldiers killed in the Boer War and the first Gulf War.[1]

As of 2014 the park is undergoing a major £6.5 million restoration that includes a new children's playground, a new cafe and bowls pavilion, and significant reconstruction work to bridges and footpaths.[4]

The Friends of Queens Park help to raise money for events held in the park.[5][a]

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  1. ^ "The Friends are people who represent the community at large; they also raise money to put on events in the Park and to implement new ideas so that after the refurbishment, the Park does not 'stagnate'."[5]

Citations

  1. ^ a b English Heritage. "Queen's Park, Crewe (1001412)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Queens Park Crewe", Cheshire East Council http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/leisure,_culture_and_tourism/parks_and_open_spaces/parks_and_gardens/crewe_area_parks_and_gardens/queens_park,_crewe.aspx, retrieved 24 April 2008  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Drummond,, D. K. Crewe – Railway Town, Company & People, 1840–1914. 
  4. ^ "Queens Park Renovation Project", Cheshire East Council http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/leisure,_culture_and_tourism/parks_and_open_spaces/parks_and_gardens/crewe_area_parks_and_gardens/queens_park_crewe/renovation_project.aspx, retrieved 4 January 2014  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ a b "Queen's Park Stakeholders' Meeting No 18", Friends of Queens Park, 24 March 2010 http://www.crewetown.co.uk/friends.htm, retrieved 4 January 2014  Missing or empty |title= (help)