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This is the Bedford Bolitho Gardens which were built on the site of the former Serpentine Works and industrial wasteland belonging to the GWR at Wherrytown reusing much of the stone to create flower beds, seating and shelters. This Bedford Bolitho Garden and the adjoining Thomas Robins Bolitho Gardens had been opened on 24 May 1916 by T Robins Bolitho without ceremony because of the war situation. The garden was destroyed on the night of 6 to 7 March 1962 in the Ash Wednesday storms. In 2011 it is a recreation area for the public. Two girls are pictured here beside the guns, one from the Crimea War and one from the Boer war. At the raised centre of the flower bed is an ornamental stone urn. Lamps are hung over the shelters which have benches inside. Outside, telegraph poles stretch towards Newlyn and there is an advertisement for a cinema plastered to the wooden building to the right.

Bedford Bolitho Gardens, Penzance

Record Number: PEZPH : 1990.309.5
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Brief description: This is the Bedford Bolitho Gardens which were built on the site of the former Serpentine Works and industrial wasteland belonging to the GWR at Wherrytown reusing much of the stone to create flower beds, seating and shelters. This Bedford Bolitho Garden and the adjoining Thomas Robins Bolitho Gardens had been opened on 24 May 1916 by T Robins Bolitho without ceremony because of the war situation. The garden was destroyed on the night of 6 to 7 March 1962 in the Ash Wednesday storms. In 2011 it is a recreation area for the public. Two girls are pictured here beside the guns, one from the Crimea War and one from the Boer war. At the raised centre of the flower bed is an ornamental stone urn. Lamps are hung over the shelters which have benches inside. Outside, telegraph poles stretch towards Newlyn and there is an advertisement for a cinema plastered to the wooden building to the right.
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