Lancashire

Events mark Preston's Haslam Park centenary

Haslam Park
Image caption The park has been part of the borough for 100 years

Events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Haslam Park have been thrown open to the whole city.

Live music, fairground rides and a bouncy castle have all been laid on at the park on Saturday to attract families from across the city.

It is part of a three-day celebration marking a century since the former pastureland was donated to the borough.

Visitors were being urged to walk or travel by public transport to the event, which is free entry.

Mayor of Preston, Councillor Albert Richardson, said: "Haslam Park holds a strong heritage within Preston, and it is wonderful to see it reach this 100-year milestone.

"The event is a fantastic way to celebrate everything the park has brought to the city over the past century."

The park's design and construction was commissioned by Mary Haslam in memory of her father, cotton mill owner John Haslam.

It was handed to the borough in 1910 with the main aim of ensuring that children from Preston had enough space in which to play.

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