Elswick Leisure Park, Elswick Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: boys in front of a Victorian drinking fountain
|Architect/Designer||Napper Collerton Partnership|
|Artist/Photographer||Charles, Martin (1940-2012)|
|Library Reference||MC X 220681|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Martin Charles / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Children ; Fountains ; Recreation buildings ; Parks|
NOTES: Elswick Park was orignally the grounds of the Georgian Elswick Hall. Donated to the city in 1881 it served the recreational needs of west Newcastle up till the late 1970s when owing to the deterioration of the area, the City embarked on a regeneration programme. This included the demolition of the old Elslwick Hall with the provision of a new swimming pool on the site and the building of a new pavilion to serve outdoor sporting activities in the park and to act as a community centre for the neighbourhood.
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