Last year Emily and I joined the Woodstock Petanque Club which plays at Alexandra Park in Edgeley, Stockport. We're also members of the Friends of Alexandra Park group which was recently set-up to maintain and improve the large park.
The Friends group has been asking members to contribute photos and memories of the park and it was great to see Allen Gleave's photo of the old Alexandra Park Crazy Golf course on the Park Friends Group Facebook Page.
|Photo of the Alexandra Park Crazy Golf course courtesy of Allen Gleave|
We didn't know the park once had a Crazy Golf course until we spotted what looked like the outline of a minigolf layout while looking up a Google Satellite view of the park last week - it must be a very old image of the park! On Google Street View you can see the course next to the fence on Edgeley Fold in October 2008.
Speaking with members of the Friends group it appears the course had been a popular feature in the 1980's but was barely used in the 90's and was eventually removed. Comparing the Street View images from 2008 and 2015 you can see the area where the course once was is next to the MUGA (Multi Use Games Area). How times change.
It's funny to think there used to be a Crazy Golf course just a stone's throw from where we play Petanque now! If only we'd moved to Stockport, or at least visited on our tour, ten years ago!
Join the Friends of Alexandra Park to find out more about the park, its history and future activities. The latest addition to the park is a new BMX and Skate Park.
|How the area looks now|
Related blog posts:
- Alexandra Park
- Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
- The Friends of Alexandra Park
- Woodstock Petanque Club
- Alexandra Skatepark Association
- Alexandra Park
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