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Timeline for Belle Vue Park

This page shows a timeline for the features in Belle Vue Park where dates are known. More information can be obtained from the individual entries in the menu on the left.

Date Event
1892 November 3rd The site of the park formally conveyed to the Council by Lord Tredegar.
The ceremony for cutting the first sod performed by the Mayor of Newport.
The Park was officially named Belle Vue Park.
1894 September 8th Park opened to the public
1894 November Bandstand completed
1896 April 9th Ornamental drinking fountain presented by Mr Stanley Jones was unveiled
1896 Gorsedd Stone Circle erected in preparation for the National Eisteddfod.
Ceremony of Proclamation for Eisteddfod held in Belle Vue Park.
1897 The National Eisteddfod held in Newport
approx. 1904 Two bowling greens created
approx. 1907 Tennis courts added
1910 Rustic tea house provided
1913 September Aviary completed
1914 after March 7th Temperance drinking fountain was installed outside Friary Road entrance
1932 October Council decided to close the aviary
1934 April 28th New bowling green was opened by the Mayor
1935 October New bowls pavilion completed
1945 Council resisted removal of the park railings for the war effort
1996 November Temperance drinking fountain moved to outside St Woolos Cathedral
2000 Rustic Tea House given grade 2 listed status
2002 The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded £1.564 million towards the restoration of the park
2006 The restored pavilion and conservatories re-opened
2019 Building at rear of car park removed in favour of more parking spaces