The Aviary, an ormamental structure, was located near to the Refreshment Room by the Terrace. It appears to have been of glass and metal construction judging by the postcards with a short mast supporting a cylindrical barrel, and weather vane. All situated on a grass sided raised plinth, accessible by a small flight of stone steps.
Formally opened on 26 May 1908 by Mrs Councillor Lees who had made a generous donation of £50 for the purchase of birds including one or two Peacocks.
To keep up to speed in looking after the birds, the Park Superintendent was allowed to enroll as a member of the Avicultural Society.
Unfortunately the Aviary has long since ceased to exist.
On 16 Jun 1921 authorisation was given to proceed with the demolition of the existing Aviary.
Postcard by Valentines.
Valentines Series, number 62600 J.V.
Posted 11 Jul 1917 to Mrs Tye in Rotherham.
Message reads, Dear Mother,
Elsie & I are enjoying ourselves very much I hope Mary brought you my ring. I don't think we will go to Northwich Aunt Jennie says it is 5/-. We are going to Belle Vue tomorrow.
Just going out to see Australian Soldier with Fred.
Postcard Publisher unknown.
Unposted, not written on, no stamp
Postcard by A. H. & S. Oldham.
"Branch Series". Photo J. T. B.
Posted 15 Sep 1908 to Mr W Wardle in Manchester.
Message reads, Dear Friends
Just a few lines to you to let you know that Mother is a lot better and we hope that she will keep so and we shall be pleased to see you any weekend you would like to come give my love to little Willie
with love to all
From Ada & Hannah
Postcard by Grenville Series
Grenville Series Stockport.
Posted 9 Jul 1910 to Mrs. J. Walsh in Halifax. Yorks.
Message reads, Dear Wife.
I shall be home on Saturday for tea. Same time as last week.
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