Sunday, May 03, 2015

Shadows in Thornley Park


Thornley Park is a small park in the Denton West area of Tameside, Greater Manchester.


I have been unable to find anything much about its history, but a 1955 photo in the Francis Firth collection shows some large ornamental bushes around the gardens and the presence of a pavilion. Now the only building in the park is an electricity substation and the gardens have been reduced to neat lawns and small bushes that require minimum maintenance.


In the centre of the park is a recent war memorial inscribed:
IN
PROUD MEMORY
OF
THE MEN
AND WOMEN
WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES AT THE CALL
OF THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE TWO WORLD
WARS AND IN THE
YEARS SINCE 1945
WE WILL
REMEMBER THEM

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.

5 comments:

  1. Pretty green and I like the lovely shadows.

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  2. Enchanting walkway round this lovely park setting.

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  3. I love little parks like this. When dotted throughout a city they make city life far more pleasant. Have a great weekend and thank you for visiting my blog.

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