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Roundhay Park 150 years since it was bought for Leeds

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Roundhay Park

Mansion Lane

Roundhay

LS8 2HH

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Morning walking tour of Roundhay Park: medieval deer park, turned private pleasure grounds, then public park

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Securing Roundhay Park for his adopted town of Leeds was one of the most notable successes of John Barran – a far-sighted businessman, innovator and politician – who lived 1821-1905.

Arriving in Leeds as a young man, he established a tailoring business and brought in ground-breaking machinery to revolutionise the pace and scale of production. He could be said to have invented ready-made clothing.

As a town councillor, he supported many improvements and 150 years ago this autumn, while serving as Mayor of Leeds, he audaciously secured the park as a public asset that's still much appreciated today.

Learn about the history of the park, why it became available in 1871 and how it has been seen and used since Barran initiated its purchase.

Meet at the covered seating near the entrance opposite Canal Gardens https://what3words.com/apple.fallen.pasta

Tour of parts of the city centre (book separately): a choice of Sunday 5 September or Sunday 3 October.


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Roundhay Park - a green lung for a smoky city.

Taken early on 3 August 2021, 200 years after John Barran was born on 3 August 1821.

A picnic in Roundhay Park on New Year's Eve 2020.


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Mansion Lane

Roundhay

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