Alf Cooke opens Cross Flatts Park

FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE LEEDS TIMES

Saturday 18th July 1891 Cross Platts Park was formally  opened on Saturday afternoon for the use of the public of Holbeck generally by the Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Alf Cooke.

Note: other newspapers of the time mention  the importance of providing an area of recreation for the workers of Holbeck who were living in such density and near the manufacturing !

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