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Roundhay Park, Arena and cricket pitch

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Dennis Appleyard
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Parks Project, donation, no. 12
Roundhay Park, Arena and cricket pitch
June 2013. View of the Arena and cricket pitch at Roundhay Park. The park is sparsely populated despite it being a clear and sunny day: a couple of sunbathers can be seen, as can a group playing Frisbee to the left. Cricket matches have been played on Roundhay Park since the late nineteenth century. Around the turn of the century, cricket and other organised sports increased in popularity, and organising such sporting provision became a key aspect of park management. 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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