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Middleton Park


Middleton Park
Description:
Undated. View of the back of buildings in Middleton Park which are now demolished. They were part of the row where the disused Middleton Cafe still stands. Originally, there were six cottages called 'Top of the Wood' thought to date from the early 1700s. They were built by the Brandling family to house mine workers. It is believed this building was used as a store by the park - keepers.

User Comments:

Name:
trevor gates

Comment:
This was indeed used as a storage area for the park keepers. It was also used as a play area for me, my brother, my cousins and our friends for around ten years of our former youth. They were close to the park cafe but could never have been construed as adjacent. The cafe has been demolished also and was around two hundred yards away. I still have fond memories of ice lollies and fishing nets with the park cafe.

Email:
trevorekno1@yahoo.co.uk

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Name:
Alan Shaw

Comment:
Trevor - was wandering whether it is the lake that we can see through the gap there. If you are right then the description is wrong that these are part of the set of houses that the park cafe was in and is actually to the right of where they are facing the lake?

Email:
alanshaw567@btinternet.com

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Name:
Steve Smith

Comment:
I knew these buildings well, going to school I walked up the steps every morning, and on the way home in summer we played on the roof (the building to the right, just out of photo)I remember there was an old rusty grass roller that we used to climb on to the roof. The steps brought you to the back of the golf course.

Date:
18-Feb-2009

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Name:
benny broadbent

Comment:
yes me to..the par 3 hole is at the top of the steps

Date:
05-Nov-2009

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Name:
Noreen Edwards

Comment:
I knew this building well, my father was a forester for Middleton Park in the fifties. He and his colleagues used to have their breaks in there around a roaring fire, and I would take his packed lunch to him and stay for a while. It was known as the 'Bark Shed'. We lived in the cottage at the opposite end of the cafe row facing the lake until until about 1958 when we moved to the cottages on Town Street (which are still standing).You could not see the lake from this building.

Date:
04-Mar-2011

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Name:
woody

Comment:
I think this was the cottage at the side of what was known as the bark shed, at the top of the steps is the par 3 14th green.

Date:
04-Sep-2012

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