Park Arrangements

May 1946

South Yorkshire Times, May 4, 1946

Park Arrangements

Before the war than average of 40,000 bedding plants were set in the Coronation Park and Denaby War Memorial Park each year by the council’s parks staff.

This year, a “South Yorkshire Times” reporter was told on Monday by Mr Cyril Rich, the Parks Superintendent, it is hoped to reach the 10,000 mark.

At Conisbrough wallflowers at present comprise the display, but it is intended to plant antirrhinums, dahlias, salvias (a new Victory red), lobelias and allisum.

At Denaby is planned to increase the space given to flowers to 40%; the remainder of the beds will continue, as has been the case throughout the war years to be planted with carrots, onions, broad beans, lettuce and beans.

In addition the council had 32 acres of land devoted to food production, 24 acres at Conanby set with barley and eight acres in Crook Hill Road set with potatoes.

At Denaby authority has been granted to re seed land at Broomhill, which grew wheat last year and potatoes the year before, for a playing field, in readiness for the next football season.