Ardwick Green Park

Ardwick Green Park started life as a private park for the residents who lived adjacent to it.  Apparently at this stage in its life it had a large ornamental pond, shown in this map from 1844 - 1849.

At some stage the pond was replaced by formal pathways and plantings seen in this aerial photograph from 1953.

(The image above is shown with the permission of the Greater Manchester Police Museum and Archive.  If you click on this link you can see more historic images from their Flickr Photostream)

The park has changed little over the intervening 63 years. 

The glacial erratic rock has been feature of the park almost from the beginning.

At the end of the park closest to the Territorial Army Barracks is a war memorial dedicated to those who died in the First and Second World Wars from the Eighth Ardwicks - The Eighth Battalion of the Manchester Regiment.  It was unveiled on July 16th 1921.