RETRO: PICTURES: Golden days of Doncaster park

The boating lake in the 1970s.
The boating lake in the 1970s.
0
Have your say

The news that a £5 million restaurant and cafe bar plan for one of Doncaster's best-loved parks is set to create 100 jobs has been welcomed by visitors.

Sandall Park is one of Doncaster's most popular outdoor spots and in recent years has been returned to its former glory by volunteer group the Friends of Sandall Park, which has turned its fortunes around.

The children's boating lake

The children's boating lake

Read more: £5 million restaurant plan will create 100 jobs http://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/news/5-million-restaurant-plan-for-doncaster-park-will-create-100-jobs-1-7613438
Many readers will have fond memories of boating on the lake, the miniature railway and playing golf - as well as lazy days having a picnic, strolling or feeding the ducks.

We're taking a nostalgic look back at Sandall Park in days gone by in our latest picture gallery.

* A book, Sandall Park: Past and Present, penned by historian Symeon Waller is available, charting its creation, heyday in the 60s and 70s and demise in the 80s before its rebirth.

The book is available through the Friends’ website at www.sandallpark.org.uk or on 0750 332 9309.

The lake and boat house at Sandall Park.

The lake and boat house at Sandall Park.

Another nostalgic shot of the much-loved railway.

Another nostalgic shot of the much-loved railway.

The much-missed miniature railway in Sandall Park.

The much-missed miniature railway in Sandall Park.

The cottage which originally stood on the site occupied by the current cafe, which dates from 1956.

The cottage which originally stood on the site occupied by the current cafe, which dates from 1956.

Another nostalgic shot of the boating lake in the 1970s.

Another nostalgic shot of the boating lake in the 1970s.

The current cafe will be demolished under the 5 million development plan which will see a massive new cafe bar and restaurant and will create 100 jobs.

The current cafe will be demolished under the 5 million development plan which will see a massive new cafe bar and restaurant and will create 100 jobs.