A snowy scene in Roundhay Park looking across Waterloo Lake towards the Lakeside Café, from the site of the former waterfall. Life-saving equipment can be seen at the lakeside. Safety concerns were a pressing issue around the lake in the late nineteenth century, following several boating accidents. This led the Town Council to take a more proactive approach to health and safety in the Park from the 1880s, which including the fitting of the life-saving apparatus around the lake. This image was digitised as part of the ‘Future Prospects of Urban Parks’ project, conducted by the University of Leeds in partnership with Leeds City Council, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (grant number: AH/N001788/1).
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