Author Topic: Stamford Park Conservatory. Ashton Under Lyne.  (Read 1307 times)

Offline peterharris

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Re: Stamford Park Conservatory. Ashton Under Lyne.
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 11 August 19 15:00 BST (UK) »
Thanks again, This is how it looks at night, I wrote a short poem to go with your work:

 Nana heard the news.

My Nana rarely speaks these days,
But is content in her predictable ways, ornamental memories surround the fire place reminders of her younger days,
Wrapped around her like a comfortable shawl, are her Precious possessions, acquired over the years.,

Sat In her favourite chair, she remembers being young again, she sits alone with her memories, by the Parlour fire.
Sitting fondly on her lap and protecting it with all her love, Is an opened Taylors of Harrogate, Typhoo tea tin, her most precious photographs are kept safe within,
In her hand she holds a print, a cherished image from her past.
Nana sighs heavily, a print slips to the floor,

I retrieve the print, upon looking I see, my beautiful Nana young at 23,
Dressed in her Sunday finery, complete with veil and hat,
She link’s a tall handsome young chap, donned in smart suit, moustache and flat cap.

They pose in front of a beautifully designed glass building,
Exotic plants within, which stands near the entrance to our park,
Nana has stood alone in this same place, wistfully staring into space, many times over the years.
“I’m so sorry Nana” I say,
That building must hold many memories for you.
“Its strange” Nana said, as she shook her head, “Bert and me
 always thought it’s destruction would come from overhead in 1943”


Fingers crossed!! :)






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Re: Stamford Park Conservatory. Ashton Under Lyne.
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 11 August 19 15:10 BST (UK) »
Oh Peter...that is beautiful....what a great tribute, it bought a tear to my eye  :'(
 I hope your campaign pays off because as I said in my PM, they are not just destroying buildings, they are destroying people's fond memories too.
Good Luck and let us know how it goes.
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Re: Stamford Park Conservatory. Ashton Under Lyne.
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 11 August 19 18:49 BST (UK) »
Wil do. :-*
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Re: Stamford Park Conservatory. Ashton Under Lyne.
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 26 October 19 17:03 BST (UK) »
Late to the party here...  was looking for a photo of the conservatory and this came up in a Google search.

I'd love to know who these people were.  I found a newspaper article naming many of the people who were at the official opening (October 1907)  It would be fantastic if the photo was taken then, though I don't think so as it sounds like it was quite some party and surely any photos would have had more people in. 

I like to think these people were in some way connected with the conservatory though.