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Haworth Central Park



History of Haworth Central Park


The map shows how the site looked in 1852. On 17th November 1926 Emott Rawdon Estate sold the land for the park to Haworth Urban District Council, on the 26 January 1929 Haworth park was completed; "Site an excellent one but laying out has proved difficult due to steepness. Cost £11,000 so bowling green deferred until later". On the 12th May 1937 A tablet was erected at Haworth Central Park to Commemorate the opening of the Bowling Green and Pavilion on the Coronation day of their Majesties King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth.

Transcript of the minute books from 1924 - 1938 about building Haworth Park here...

In the 1970's, Haworth still had a bandstand in its Central Park, which was used for concerts, children's events and other live entertainment's. The date that it disappeared is as yet unclear, but it was declared unsafe by the then local Parks Committee and at their request, Keighley Council removed the whole superstructure, leaving just the base. Picture right is how the Bandstand looked in the 1930's.



HAWORTH CENTRAL PARK 
MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL 1927-1928
THOS. DUERDEN J. P. CHAIRMAN
HOLMES ACKROYD HERBERT O. PICKLES
ROBERT. M. BAILEY

JAMES RILEY

WILLIAM BANNISTER GEORGE RUSHWORTH
JOSHUA DICKINSON CHARLIE SMITH
WM. VERNON GOTT WILLIAM THOMPSON
LUKE HELLIWELL JAMES H. THOMAS
JOHN IVY HINDLEY

GREENWOOD WADDINGTON

JOSEPH MITCHELL TOM. S. WHITAKER
JOHN A. MURGATROYD

WM. ROBERTSHAW CLERK

HAWORTH CENTRAL PARK  MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL 1927-1928
HAWORTH CENTRAL PARK 
THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED 
TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF 
BOWLING GREEN AND PAVILION 
ON THE CORONATION DAY OF 
THEIR MAJESTIES 
KING GEORGE V1 
AND 
QUEEN ELIZABETH 
12TH MAY 1937 
MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL 
THOS. DUERDEN J. P. CHAIRMAN
GEO. RUSHWORTH J.P. VICE CHAIRMAN 
H. ACKROYD  C. E. LUTY 
R. M. BAILEY   J. MIDGLEY 
W M. BARWICK   P. OGDEN 
G E O. BATESON  A. PICKLES 
W. V. GOTT   J. RILEY 
L. HELLIWELL   F.A. SAYWELL 
F. HOLMES   T. A. SUMMERSON 
G. WADDINGTON  W M. ROBERTSHAW, CLERK
HAWORTH CENTRAL PARK 

The Park today


On the 21st July 2006, Haworth Central Park was awarded a coveted Green Flag. Green Flag is the national award for parks and green spaces in England and Wales and is a means of recognising the park as a high quality green space.

Central Park was visited on June 8th by independent judges on behalf of Green Flag award scheme. Haworth Central Park applied for the Green Flag award as part of the park forward plan, developed in partnership between Bradford Parks and Landscapes Department and the Friends of Haworth Park, a local group, open to all residents who wish to see Central Park go from strength to strength.

There is a Friends of Haworth Park group who are working to improve the park, one of their aims is to restore the old bandstand. If you would like to know more about the work they do and how to get involved see link below.

In February 2011 work started (see photo right) to remove the old base and to replace with new, the Bandstand will be "bolted" on to the new base when funds allow. Official opening of the Bandstand base in September 2011 here...

About Friends of Haworth Park here...
About Haworth in Bloom here...
About Haworth Primary School Gardening Club here...
Pictures of Haworth Yorkshire in Bloom 2005 here...
Pictures of Haworth Yorkshire in Bloom 2004 here...
About the local Nature and Wildlife here...
360 Panorama of Haworth Park here...
360 Panorama at Haworth Funday here...
Fun Day in Haworth Park for Cystic Fibrosis here...

External Links: (open in a new window)
Green Flag Award website www.greenflagaward.org.uk
Green Flag judges comments www.greenflagaward.org.uk/winners..

Haworth Central Park

Haworth Central Park

Haworth Central Park

Work on the Bandstand base.

Haworth Central Park

Haworth Central Park

 



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