Tuesday, 3 May 2011
I took this a couple of weeks ago. I couldn't resist the blue sky and the colourful bedding plants around Shipley's war memorial. It is hidden away in a small park, known as Crowgill Park, quite near the centre of the town and more or less opposite the Town Hall. But for some reason it's not a park that many people use, apart from those who play bowls there, the occasional jogger and a few kids who come to use the skatepark tucked away at the back. It's a shame more people don't think to walk and sit there, as it's quite attractive - and green spaces in our urban areas are so important. The park was at one time a small stone quarry, later used as a public dump and then developed into a public park in 1889. The bowling green was opened in 1914.
(Regular readers of my blog will remember that Shipley is the small market town less than a mile down the road from Saltaire. Indeed these days Saltaire is really part of the area known as Shipley - all merged into one large urban area, part of Bradford Metropolitan District.)