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The Promenade – Alexandra Park Oldham

Alexandra Park is a public park Opened in 1865 by Josiah Radcliffe, the then Mayor of Oldham, the park was named to commemorate the marriage of Albert, Prince of Wales to Princess Alexandra of Denmark It was created in response to the Lancashire Cotton Famine of 1861–1865 as an attempt to keep local textile workers employed. The economy of Oldham strained as the cotton famine created chronic unemployment in the town.
More recently the park has been restored to its former glory by significant investment backed by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and was reopened in 2004. Alexandra Park is a Grade Two site of national importance on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. It has also won a green flag award.

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