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Playground

Playground equipment was provided from at least 1926, when a tender from Wickstead & Co. to supply a set of swings and a giant stride for the park was accepted.[1]Their intended location in the park was not specified.

Ordnance Survey maps do not show a playground in Coronation Park until the 1950s - in the north east corner of the park below Stephenson Street. The playground at this stage incuded a drinking fountain and a maypole. In 1960 the Parks Committee decided that the maypole be removed and replaced in due course by more suitable equipment.[2]

Sources of Information

  1. Newport County Borough Council Parks and Cemeteries Committee 23rd July 1926
  2. Newport County Borough Council Parks and Cemeteries Committee 8th July 1960