Our thanks to Barry Bunting for a couple of intriguing photo’s of Doreen and himself in 1969 on the ‘Peninsular’ (bird feeding area) of the park. In the picture of Barry – it is amazing how well maintained the North Bank is.
But what is the structure at the top in the middle – about where the ice cream van stands nowadays?
Other things we note is the condition of the lake edging and a white swan! Oh! and they even snapped trees off in 1969!
If anyone has any old photo’s of the park we’d love to see them. Email them to us and we’ll post – especially if you have a park story to go with it.
We have had to do another print run of 100 for the ‘Sandall Park Past and Present’ book and they should be with us soon.
Books can be purchased from us or the Tourist Information Office in town. £6.50 with all proceeds going back into the park.
Sandall Park – The Book. A comprehensive account about the trials and tribulations of an urban park.
Written by local historian Symeon Mark Waller the book contains fascinating details of the ‘Sandall’ area long before it became a park and includes brilliant first hand accounts of the park from the beginning right up to the problems from the early 90’s and the birth of the Friends of Sandall Park.
The book can be purchased direct from ourselves, from the Doncaster Tourist Information Office (£6.50) and is even available via Amazon for your Kindle.
Here’s one we’ve never seen before – Doncaster Chronicle 1938 – there are plans to build a boating lake…….. and for £4k.
The exact location is a mystery. We suspect the bank on the far side is the North Bank – but not too sure. We’ve not seen the building before – not from that angle anyway.
The Doncaster Free Press has today published a great article about the park and a book about the park.
Copies of the book can be obtained by contacting us through this website or from the Tourist Information Office in Doncaster. Cost is £6.50 with all proceeds going to the development of the park.
A rather nice picture of one of our group, Jean Ketley, in 1958.
It does show an interesting view of the old boat house that looks in pretty good condition – mind you it was only 19 years old then!