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Children's Playground, postcard (Pudsey) (2 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Postcard view showing the children's playground at Pudsey Park, which was opened on 24th April 1928 by the Duke and Duchess of York, later to become King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The park itself, situated on Church Lane, had been opened in 1889. The playground, which includes swings, slides, roundabouts and a sand pit, is packed with children.
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Pudsey Bear in Pudsey Park (Pudsey) (2 comments)
Colour imageJuly 2008. View of Pudsey Bear located in Pudsey Park. He was designed and planted up by the Parks Department of Leeds City Council. Pudsey Bear is recognised nationally as the mascot for the BBC Children in Need campaign which is a registered charity. In 2008 £38 million was raised to fund many projects, at home and abroad, with the aim of supporting and giving aid to young people aged 18 and under. The Pudsey Bear character was designed by BBC graphic artist, Joanna Ball. She is originally from Pudsey and her grandfather, Alderman Irvine Ball was at one time Mayor of the Borough of Pudsey.
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Pudsey Park, souvenir postcard view (Pudsey)
Black & White image1928. Souvenir postcard view of Pudsey Park in Church Lane with inset portraits of the young Duke and Duchess of York, later to become King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on the abdicaton of King Edward VIII in 1936. The postcard was reproduced as a souvenir of the royal visit to Pudsey of the Duke and Duchess of York which took place on 24th April 1928. They opened the new childrens' playground in the park, and also St. Lawrence's Clinic, which were both presented to the people of Pudsey by local benefactors, Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Ward. The Duke of York said in his speech "I can tell you that any scheme for the help and happiness of children is very near to our hearts". The Duchess of York was presented with a bouquet by Miss Jean Ward, the little daughter of Mr & Mrs J. B. Ward. Pudsey Park, which is still popular today with plenty of visitor attractions, first opened in the October of 1889. This image shows the brand new childrens' playground with possibly Dover Street in the background. Pudsey Park is located in Church Lane.
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Pudsey Park, Springtime (Pudsey) (1 comment)
Colour imageSpring 2009. Image shows an old tree in full blossom in Pudsey Park in Church Lane. The formal flower beds are also in full bloom with tulips, primulas and other colourful spring bedding. The new bandstand is visible, decorated with hanging baskets. It was launched in the June of 2007 with a special celebration concert. In the background, right, the tower of the church of St. Lawrence and St. Paul, Pudsey Parish Church, located in Church Lane can be seen. Pudsey Park opened in October 1889. It has been awarded a Green Flag every year since 2004. The Green Flag Scheme is the national standard for parks and green spaces throughout England, Wales and Scotland. The new bandstand is part of a £470,000 refurbishment scheme which has included the construction of a new childrens' playground. Other attractions to be enjoyed are the skateboard park and the Pets Corner, which is presently closed, but is shortly to be relocated (2009).
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Pudsey Park, Springtime (Pudsey)
Colour imageSpring 2009. Image taken on a fine Spring day in Pudsey Park. The formal flower beds are in full bloom with a range of pastel colours and strong reds and yellows. Hanging baskets are brimming with spring flowers like pansies and the trees are in blossom. The new bandstand opened in June 2007 and is part of a scheme to refurbish the park which has just seen the completion of a new childrens playground. In the background, right, the tower of St. Lawrence and St. Paul's Church, (Pudsey Parish Church) is visible in Church Lane.
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