Fenton Park



  

 

Stoke-on-Trent Parks
Fenton


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Rock gardens & views to Hanley

This area was part of the 40,000 1957 extension and was built on the spoil from Broadfield colliery.
Colliery spoil and the mounds were transformed into playing fields and rock gardens. Fenton park was doubled in size (to 35 acres) and it was now bigger than Tunstall and Burslem parks.

The raised rock garden
The raised rock garden

another area of rockery using the old colliery spoil
another area of rockery using the old colliery spoil
in the background are the Fenton transmission masts


 

View from Fenton park towards Hanley
View from Fenton park towards Hanley

This photo taken in July 2000 shows (just right of centre) the now demolished Unity House and to the left the tower of St. Mark's church in Shelton.

2008 view towards Hanley
2008 view towards Hanley

this October 2008 shows that Unity House is missing from the skyline


 


 

The was a proposal for a a gigantic 'bottle kiln' (a la 'Angel of the North') site on the reclaimed colliery spoil heap Glebedale Park - this was an artists impression of the possible view from Fenton park

- photo: BBC Stoke -

HARTLID
'HARTLID'

I just couldn't resist taking this photo of a
storm grid cast by 'HARTLEYS (Stoke-on-Trent) Ltd'
 


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