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Arena, Roundhay Park (Roundhay)
Colour image28th April 2005. Image shows the arena in Roundhay Park, a hollow area which in the time of Thomas Nicholson in the early to mid nineteenth century, had originally been intended as a lake. A scheme carried out in 1894, using the labour of unemployed people, created a sporting arena here with cycle track. In more recent years it has been the venue for pop concerts attracting huge audiences. For instance, the Rolling Stones played here in 1982 in front of an audience od 120,000 and at the Love Parade in July 2000 there were 300,000 people. Other artists who have performed at the arena over the years are Bruce Springsteen, Genesis, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Simple Minds, U2 and Robbie Williams. In the background, right, is Hill 60 named in memory of those Leeds men who lost their lives in the First World War battles, near Hill 60, Ypres.
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Canal Gardens (Roundhay)
Colour imageUndated. Image shows one end of Canal Gardens in Roundhay Park. The gardens were laid out for Thomas Nicholson in the early 19th Century in the form of a long, rectangular lake with a rustic stone bridge at either end. The gardens attract water fowl and there is seating placed at intervals along the broad paths. Photograph courtesy of Stephen Howden.
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Canal Gardens, fountain (Roundhay)
Colour imageUndated. Image shows one of the fountains in full flow in Canal Gardens, Roundhay Park. People are seated on benches along the path to enjoy the view. The gardens date from the early 1800s when they were laid out for Thomas Nicholson, the owner of the Estate. The 'canal' is actually a rectangular lake with a stone, rustic bridge at either end. Photograph courtesy of Stephen Howden.
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Canal Gardens, Prince's Avenue (Roundhay)
Colour image2nd September 2005. Summertime view of Canal Gardens located in Prince's Avenue and a part of Roundhay Park. On the other side of Prince's Avenue and in contrast, there is the more natural landscape of the parkland. The gardens were designed for the Nicholson family at a time in the 1830s when such layouts were very fashionable.
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Canal Gardens, Roundhay Park (Roundhay) (3 comments)
Black & White image1947 View of Canal Gardens showing ornamental flower beds and pathways alongside the canal. Canal Gardens was designed by the Nicholson family in the early 19th century following the fashion for gardens in a formal setting. This was in contrast to the more naturalistic design of Roundhay Park.
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