Proceedings relative to Pearson's Park from its earliest commencements to the time of its free gift by Zachariah Charles Pearson Esquire Mayor to the People of Hull
Yorkshire Printing and Publishing Company Limited 1860
Portrait frontis, 48pp, original blue printed wrappers. Frontispiece has a small watermark on edge of portrait. Wrappers are a little dusty else very good. Report on the development of the park, opening ceremony etc. Pearson Park, originally known as the People's Park is park in the west of Kingston upon Hull, England. It is situated about 1 mile (1.5 km) north-west of the city centre of Hull with its main entrance on Beverley Road and its western boundary adjoining Princes Avenue. It was the first public park in Hull and was opened in 1862. The original park design was by J. C. Niven. The event associated with the publication of these proceedings, was organised by Enderby Jackson; a procession starting at Mansion House to the park took place, the whole train over 2 miles long. Zachariah Pearson then planted a tree, a Wellingtonia Gigantea. This edition comes with a single broad sheet which is The Prize Ode on the Occasion of the Planting of the First Tree by Z. C. Pearson in the Park..... Printed August 27th on the Park Ground by Temple's Steam Printing Machine. Not below the poem in hand writing noting "Prize given by the Printer". Poem by Charles Wightman.