Kirk Lane Park

Kirk Lane Park 1907
Title Kirk Lane Park
Date 1907
Location Yeadon
Photo ID A166
Comment 13th July 1907: Jonathan Peate had donated the land for the park, the opening was a huge Civic and public event. A hot air balloon (marked Bradford) is above the crowd. A comment on the reverse states: ” A local mill owner took a trip in the basket and it landed near York”. Glass slide by E. E. Slater of Hopeville, Yeadon. It has been digitally transferred by John Hobson .
Kirk lane Park 1907

SL032 – Kirk Lane Park, 1907.

Kirk Lane Park – 1907

Yeadon Park covers an area of 4 acres, the land was donated by Jonathan Peate, it adjoins Nunroyd Park which he had previously given to the people of Guiseley. 

A vast crowd of people are listening to the speeches made by local worthies, Jonathan Peate is standing in front of the crowd just to the left of the tall tree. Yeadon council paid £1,000 to lay out the park, one of the events on opening day was a balloon ascent by Mr Bromhall of Bradford, his passenger was Walter Hall of Hall & Co.

Glass slide by E. E. Slater of Hopeville, Yeadon. It has been digitally transferred by John Hobson .

Kirk Lane Park Undated

U312 – Kirk Lane Park, Undated.

Kirk Lane Park – Undated

Pavilion for the bowling green.

Photographer Dennis Court.

Kirk Lane Bowling Club 1908

F276 – Kirk Lane Park, 1908.

Kirk Lane Park – 1908

The bowling green and pavilion a year after the official opening of the park.
Jonathan Peate had gifted land for the park in August 1903, it officially opened on July 13th 1907.
The Peate Shield which was donated by Jonathan was valued on July 19th 1996 by “Meade” of Leeds at £1, 955.
In contrast to the pride of possession seen in this image the pavilion has been subjected to the attention of vandals: May 1976 windows broken and the roof damaged so the windows were boarded up,  1989 a fire was started.
In 1996 a chain link fence was erected to 2 sides of the green, the following year this was altered to include a 3rd side.

Kirk Lane Park 2014

N343 – Kirk Lane Park, 2014.

Kirk Lane Park – 2014

Work in progress to improve the childrens play area.

Photographer Edwy Harling

Consolidated by Elaine Ellwood. 05 August 2021.
Last Updated: 20 August 2021.

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