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Elswick Leisure Park, Elswick Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: the park with the old public library on the right

RIBA Ref No RIBA110364
Architect/DesignerNapper Collerton Partnership
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1981
Image Date1981
Library ReferenceMC AA 180781
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditMartin Charles / RIBA Collections
SubjectRecreation buildings ; Parks ; Landscape ; Libraries
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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