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July 1912 – Haslam Park’s plans hit a stumbling block

The creation of Haslam Park did not go smoothly. The land for Haslam Park was given to Preston by Mary Haslam in memory of her father, John Haslam, in 1908. Of course, Preston council was united in its gratitude for

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Haslam Park – A century old

In 2010 Haslam Park celebrated 100 years since the process of its construction began. This well-loved park has played a significant part in many Ashtoners’ lives over the years, but few of the park’s users know who the park is

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Do you remember Haslam Park baths?

Haslam Park’s open air swimming pool was built in 1932, 20 years after the park was first opened. A Mr J Ward donated the money for the building of the baths. The park’s old aviary was also built with the

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Ashton House – Preston’s 200-year-old gem

Ashton House, on Ashton Park, celebrated its 200th birthday in 2010. During those 200 years the house has had a very mixed history, from being a mansion for some of the richest families in Preston to serving as an old

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Ashton has a ha ha

Anyone walking around Ashton Park, especially the area around Ashton House, will undoubtedly have seen the ha ha. Ha Ha! A ha ha is a type of sunken boundary created to give an uninterrupted view from a certain viewpoint. It’s

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