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A Helping of History Herristone Park 50th Anniversary - 26/06/2018

A Helping of History Herristone Park 50th Anniversary - 26/06/2018

Playing tracks by

The Drifters, R Dean Taylor, Four Tops, Ella Fitzgerald & Her Famous Orchestra, Petula Clark and more.

This week I’ll be reporting from the Herristone Park 50th Anniversary Picnic in the Park.

Herristone Park in Crumpsall opened to the public in 1968, when it was opened by Matt Busby. It’s a small urban park, with a children’s play area and games area. Each year, the Friends of Herristone Park hold a summer Picnic in the Park. This year’s event, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the parks opening, featured Crumpsall Concert Band, plants stalls and bric-a-brac, games, an animal show and other attractions. I talked to some of the organizers and guests about the history of the park and its significance for the area. You can hear my interviews on Tuesday’s show!

As always, I’ll also be reading Yesterday’s Papers. And you can pit your wits against the Who Am I? quiz – just how well do you know North Manchester’s landmark buildings?

Listen every Tuesday from 12-2pm, North Manchester FM, 106.6 FM