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Roker Park, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Roker Park, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Photograph taken 1900 - 1920 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: PC10644

Children gathered around the edge of the lake. This park was opened to the public in 1880. In the late 19th century an area known as Roker Dene had become one of the few green spaces available for recreation in Sunderland. This land was given to the town to create a park. It was hoped that the park would help improve and upgrade the area around it.