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Royal connection of delightful Greater Manchester park that nearly never was

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Throughout Greater Manchester there are some incredible parks, but not all of them can claim the title of being a gift from royalty.

As the name suggests, Queen’s Park in Heywood has a rather interesting royal connection - and nearly never came into being at all.

Opened in 1879, the park was presented to the people of Heywood by Queen Victoria, although at one point it was never meant to be a park.

Funding for the park came from local landowner Charles Martin Newhouse, who died in 1873 in a derailed train carriage accident.

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