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Roundhay Park, the Lower Waterfall


Roundhay Park, the Lower Waterfall
Description:
Undated. Tinted postcard showing the spectacular waterfall at the southern point of Waterloo Lake in Roundhay Park. When the park first opened to the public this waterfall was known as the 'Lovers Leap'. Cascades are constructed from rock and the rock-face reaches a height of about 60 feet (approx. 18 metres). Waterloo Lake was completed in 1815 and was named after the Battle of Waterloo of that year.

User Comments:

Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
What a beautiful sight. Why on earth was this waterfall destroyed? The mundane grass slope which has replaced it, Is an insult to it's memory. If "The Powers That Be" looked to their brains and common-sense (if available), instead of their cost cutting exercises, dare we hope that we might yet still see this wonderful eye-catching cascade again. It would be a project well worth the effort.

Date:
26-Apr-2011

Email:
GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Name:
brenda littlejohn

Comment:
i agree with the comment, why did they destroy this wonderfall sight. to busy building office space which stands empty please build it again.

Date:
01-Jul-2011

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Name:
sid cohen

Comment:
This was a magnificent feature, but it was removed after a number of suicide leaps to death were commited.

Date:
22-Jun-2012

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