Monday, 13 September 2010

All Saints Park

Big Red Post Box
All Saints Park,
Grosvenor Square,
Oxford Road
M15 6BH

This park is located directly outside Manchesters school of art (Manchester Metropolitan University). The park has been the subject of paintings by Adolphe Valette who also taught at the school.

All Saints Church gave its name to an area of Manchester just south of the city centre. It is no longer with us because heavy damage during the Manchester Blitz led to its demolition some years later. The graveyard which surrounded the church has been converted into a children's playground as early as the 1930s. Today a fine park stands in Grosvenor Square with only a plaque to remind us that the church once stood here.

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