Places of Health and Amusement: Liverpool’s Historic Parks and Gardens

Layton-Jones, Katy and Lee, Robert (2008). Places of Health and Amusement: Liverpool’s Historic Parks and Gardens. Informed Conservation. Swindon: English Heritage.

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Abstract

Places of Health and Amusement explores the rich legacy of parks in Liverpool, from the forgotten open spaces of the 18th century town, through the pioneering creation of a 'ribbon of parks' – in the 19th century, a period of decline after the Second World War, to the situation today. Attractively illustrated with archive and contemporary photographs and drawings, the book shows how parks have been used and enjoyed, how they have changed to meet new challenges and ideas, and how the arguments used to justify their creation in the 19th century are being used again to spark a revival in their fortunes and future.

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