Conisbrough & Denaby Main

Heritage Group

From the book 'Photographs of Old Conisbrough' published by

June and Tony Greathead

in 1990.

Copied by kind permission of June Greathead.

Coronation Park

This area was formerly a paddock and opened as a Park on 22nd June 1911 to commemorate the Coronation of George V.  The main event of the day though was the unveiling of a lamp and fountain which were placed on the periphery of the park at the junction of Castle Hill and Low Road.  The cost of the fountain as £30, made by George Wright of Rotherham, plus fixing costs.

One hundred and fifty pounds was raised by public subscription, the remaining money being spend on a 'Coronation' tea for the village's children and old people.  

The unveiling was performed by Mrs Godfrey Walker who had travelled from her home in Scarborough.  She had provided as a gift to Conisbrough the land that had been used for the Park.  At the time the land was valued at around £540.  Mrs Walker also donated a further £150 to cover the expense of footpaths and iron railings.

Opening of Drinking Fountain

Coronation Fountain

Coronation Park 1920

Fountain and Children

War Memorial

World War One Gun in park