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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Victorian ladies and gents to walk again in Pearson Park to mark its 150th anniversary

Victorian ladies and gents to walk again in Pearson Park to mark its 150th anniversary

Pearson Park in Edwardian times.

FOR 150 years it has been a haven for west Hull residents who have had picnics, fed the ducks and taken Sunday walks there.

Now Pearson Park is celebrating the landmark anniversary with a Victorian-themed fun day.

A tree will also be planted to mark the birthday of the city's oldest public park.

The event will prove particularly special for one woman.

Marian Shaw is a descendant of the park's creator Zachariah Pearson.

She said: "We are thrilled with the way the council has entered the spirit of the occasion, and particularly grateful for all the support we have received over the years.

"The tree that is being planted to mark the occasion is a Wellingtonia gigantea – the same species that Zachariah planted in 1860."

The fun day, organised by Hull City Council's area team, will be opened by the Lord Mayor Councillor David Gemmell.

Visitors can meet people in Victorian costumes, enjoy a period fairground, and watch St John Ambulance deal with fake war wounds.

There will also be a range of stalls and activities for all the family.

To commemorate the anniversary, the Pearson family will be planting the Wellington tree at 3pm.

The event takes place in the park on Saturday from noon until 4pm.

Comment: I watched the Wellingtonia gigantea tree being planted a couple of days ago, and Rocky ensured he was the first dog to water it in the park. I think I will take a look around today as a couple of Lithuania kids have adopted me as their grandfather and they have expressed an interest in the event.

Wellingtonia gigantea not a very clear photo I am afraid, I will try again later...

1 comment:

CherryPie said...

It sounds like a fun day out :-)