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A History Walk in Roundhay Park

A History Walk in Roundhay Park

Enjoy an evening stroll through Roundhay Park and learn the tales, stories and history of one of Europe’s largest city parks.

About this event

Join John Ferguson for an evening stroll through Roundhay Park. Learn how a Quaker businessman built the Mansion and laid out a country estate. How a family quarrel led to the estate being auctioned and how John Barran the Mayor of Leeds financed the purchase for the people of Leeds. How Soldiers Field used to be an aerodrome for the Blackburn Aircraft Company and how the Tram Car Park never had any trams.

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Meeting Information

The walk will start at 17:00 and will meet at the front of The Mansion.

The Mansion, Mansion Ln, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 2HH


Additional Information

After the walk why not join us for a chat and some food at The Roundhay Fox, if you would like to join us please email us at with your name, and numbers and we will reserve you a table. Please note the cost of food and drink is not included in the ticket price and will need to be paid by the individual at the venue, we will just be reserving you a table.


Image, Bandstand, Roundhay Park, crowd. Courtesy of Leeds Libraries