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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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Roundhay Park, Arena and cricket pitch (Roundhay)
Black & White imageJune 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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Roundhay Park, Arena, Aerial View (Roundhay)
Black & White imageUndated, Roundhay Park was opened by Price Arthur in September 1872. Leeds City Council purchased Park from John Barron who had paid £139,000 for land the previous year. The Arena provides a significant venue for public events, one is taking place in this photo. The land sloping down from fore-ground to the Arena is known as 'Hill 60'.
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Roundhay Park, the arena (Roundhay)
Colour image6th May 2005. View of the 'arena' in Roundhay Park. This natural ampitheatre has long been used for huge public events like the annual bonfire and firework display and many pop concerts. Such famous stars as Michael Jackson, Madonna, U2, the Rolling Stones, Genesis and Robbie Williams have performed here to crowds of 100,000 people.
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Royal Visit of Princess Elizabeth (Roundhay) (3 comments)
Black & White image27th July 1949 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, then H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth, arrives at Roundhay Park to be greeted by 50,000 people gathered in the central arena, which is a natural ampitheatre. School children staged a mass gymnastics display. The Princess was accompanied by her husband H.R.H. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Also in the party was her aunt, Mary, the Princess Royal, her cousin George Lascelles, Earl of Harewood.
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