Mowbray Park


"Mowbray Park first opened in 1857, following a public health enquiry into the cholera epidemic of the 1840s. The enquiry recommended that a park should be built so that people of Sunderland could get more fresh air and exercise. Parliament gave the city £750 for land. The original park covered the area of the modern park from the old railway line to Park Road, and the “West Park” where the Civic Centre stands. The Council bought the land from the Mowbray family and the park was named after them.....During World War II the park was damaged by bombing, and iron structures, such as railings and the bandstand, were removed to make weapons...However, in 1994, a £4 million Heritage Lottery grant allowed work to start on restoring the park to its former Victorian glory, and rebuilding the Winter Gardens. The Park re-opened in 2000, with many of its old features restored or recreated, alongside new and imaginative additions." (Local Studies Fact Sheet, Sunderland Public Library Service)

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Duck pond and Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear (Mowbray Park)

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The Winter Gardens, Sunderland

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First World War Memorial and poppy wreaths - in front of Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear (Mowbray Park)

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Sunderland

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Sunderland

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Mowbray Gardens, Sunderland

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Bandstand

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Walrus among the pigeons

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Mowbray Park - Fact Sheet

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1857
- In Northern England: 1st April 1857; opening of the Newton Cap Viaduct over the River Wear at Bishop Auckland. 21st May 1857; Mowbray Park in Sunderland opened by John Candlish, MP ...
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Sunderland Cholera Epidemic, 1831-2
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Mowbray park - Historic England List Entry
- This garden or other land is registered under the Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments Act 1953 within the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens by English Heritage for its special ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(1859): Sunderland, Mowbray Park
- "Mowbray Park occupies 7 hectare. It is divided by the railway cutting it into two halves; Mowbray Extension Park to the north and Mowbray Park to the south. The original ...

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Winter Gardens, Sunderland
- Summary Map The original Winter Garden was built in 1879 on the site of the present library. This large garden overlooked the 'new' extension to Mowbray Park, which had been ...
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Statue of Jack Crawford in Mowbray Park, Sunderland
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