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#466349 - 27th Jan 2011 2:31pm Harrison Park
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I am intrigued by Harrison Park. I walk the dog there every day and have visited there since the late 1940's. However it seems evident that the "hill" is artificial. It sticks out of the flat surroundings as if planted there, moreover it contains what appears to contain building rubble, bits of iron pipework stick out of it and also concrete.
I wonder if it is compose of the remains of an earlier building on the site, or if it contains war rubble (can't be second World War though).
Does anyone have its History?

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#466434 - 27th Jan 2011 5:19pm Re: Harrison Park [Re: Martin1943]
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My late father in law told me that the site was a 'tip' well before WW2 when all sorts of rubbish was dumped there. It was then eventually developed into Harrison Park. Might answer the question regarding rubble etc. Anyone else heard of this?

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#466809 - 28th Jan 2011 10:46pm Re: Harrison Park [Re: Martin1943]
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Thanks for that information. It was certainly much as it is now when I first played there in the late 1940's so that precludes WW II. It did occur to me while walking there today that it may be spoil from the building of the railway. That is just a guess of course, but it would mean it was developed in the 1800's.

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#466840 - 29th Jan 2011 8:38am Re: Harrison Park [Re: Martin1943]
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"The land for Harrison Park was presented to the town in 1886 by the family of James Harrison in memory of their parents"
from The Rise & Progress of Wallasey.

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