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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 19th November, 2020)


Alexandra Park memorial statue and bench.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Irene Roberts on 19th November 2020 at 10:33

Lovely. Let's hope it is treated respectfully. The bench is lovely too. There are similar ones in the Church Gardens in Wigan.

Comment by: Michael Gormally on 19th November 2020 at 11:40

I can't work out where in Alexandra Park (which, confusingly, we used to call Robin Park) this statue can be. The hedges which used to surround the park are long gone. This statue is in front of a hedge and next to a gate which again I don't recognise as belonging to Alexandra Park. Can anyone help? Or have I got the wrong park?

Comment by: Mick on 19th November 2020 at 12:25

Michael its across the road next to the bowling green, in between Mitchel st. and Victoria st.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 19th November 2020 at 12:43

The Alexandra Park I am thinking of is somewhere along Billinge Rd ? Not far from where the old chapel was & where my Auntie Annie Foster had a general shop

Comment by: Cyril on 19th November 2020 at 12:43

Michael, the statue and bench are located in the bowling greens on Mitchell Street. I still call it Robin Park too as do many others.

Comment by: Edna on 19th November 2020 at 18:13

I used to go in a park, in the late seventies which I thought was Alexandra park.It was just off the main road, near were Plumptons garage used to be.Is this the same park?

Comment by: Pat McC on 19th November 2020 at 19:16

I thought that was Mitchell Street. My mother and father-in-law, lived there for over 60 years.

Beautiful statue - reverential. Thank you Mick

Comment by: Cyril on 19th November 2020 at 19:50

It is Edna, lower down the road from what was then Plumpton's, which is now a car showroom.

Comment by: Edna on 20th November 2020 at 19:00

Thank you for that Cyril.

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