Ardwick Heritage Trail

Whitworth Park

Whitworth Park is in Hulme, on the border with Ardwick. The land for the park was secured in 1887 through a bequest by Joseph Whitworth. The land was drained and laid out for a pleasure garden, complete with bandstand and large sailing lake, and was opened in 1890. There is a statue of Edward VII by John Cassidy that was unveiled in 1913 (Grade II listed) and a First World War memorial to the 1/7th Battalion The Manchester Regiment, located within the old recruiting area of the battalion. However, some of the original features of the park such as the boating lake, a bandstand and sculpture of ‘Christ Blessing the Little Children’ by George Tinworth from 1895 have been lost.

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