|||Bowling Green, Springhead Park. (Rothwell)
|16th May 1936.
Photograph taken at the official
opening of the Bowling green also shows tennis courts and landscaped gardens of Springhead Park.
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|||Merchant Navy Week, Crowning of the Queen. (Rothwell) (1 comment)
Photograph taken in Springhead Park to commemorate Merchant Navy Week 29th September-6th October 1945.
Back Row. Left to Right.
J.C Harrison, Mrs Smart,
Cllr. Smart, C.Overbury,
E.F. Moorhouse, Mrs Dobson,
W.E.Moorhouse, Mrs Capewell.
Cllr. Blackman, Cllr. Capewell,
Miss Oakes, Miss Cheseborough,
Miss Benford (Queen),
Miss Butterfield, Miss Davies.
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|||Springhead House. (Rothwell) (1 comment)
View of Springhead House taken from Springhead Park.
Springhead House was built in 1806 in conjunction with the building of the Cloth Factory on the side of Rothwell Beck.
In 1845 the partnership running the Cloth factory dissolved and the estate was bought by
Mr. Blayds of Oulton Hall.
In 1851 one half of the house was occupied by Thomas Caldwell, Head Gardener of the Oulton Estate while the other half was empty.
In 1861 Mr. John Brown a Timber Merchant from Leeds occupied the house. He built a Saw Mill on the site that was previously the Cloth Factory.
It was around this time that the house was largely rebuilt and aquired the name
When Mr.Brown died the house was acquired by the Nichols Family.
The house was occupied by the Rothwell park superintendent between at least the 1950s and much of the 1960s. It was later demolished. The site of the building is now being represented by flower beds and is located behind the present park wall.
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|||Springhead Park, gardens (Rothwell)
View showing landscaped gardens in Springhead Park, a small part of what is known as Rothwell Park. Houses on Park Lane can be seen in the background.
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|||Springhead Park, Infirmary Sunday. (Rothwell)
|27th July 1904.
View of crowds in Springhead Park on Infirmary Sunday when local brass bands would play selections of music and take a collection on behalf of Leeds Infirmary.
In those days Springhead Park was only part of what it is today.
The rest of the Park was then Sub-divided into fields by hedgerows as shown in the photo.
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