Gladys remembers a very different park, with a band playing in the band stand, while football teams from the local pubs continued their tournaments for local victory.
Look at the difference between these photographs - the first is from a postcard dating to around the Second World War, the second was taken in the 1960s when the band stand was left to deteriorate. (With thanks to Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives for the images).
What are your memories of the park? Do you remember the band stand, the lido or the bowling green?