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Palmer Park, around 1903
Palmer Park, around 1903
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Brief Description: Pavilion and sheep grazing at Palmer Park
Subject Date: Around 1903
Full Description: George Palmer presented 21 acres of land to the east of Cemetery Junction for a new public park in 1889 at the end of his term as Mayor of Reading. In 1890 he decided to increase the gift to 49 acres and to provide sporting facilities. His only condition was that no alcohol should be sold in the park. Architect William Ravencroft designed the park and pavilion. He assisted with the opening of Palmer Park on 4 November 1891.
Collection: Reading University Library
Place: Palmer Park, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 23.0cm, Width: 29.2cm
Subject: trade <food mfr>, recreation
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading University Library
Local Ref: HPOS515a
Unique ID: rm-ru-hpos515a~u_049-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading University Library
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