Peace Garden, Swinton

Peace Garden, Swinton - 01.05.11 (1)

Peace Garden, Swinton

This was opened in 1986 to commemorate the ‘United Nations International Year of Peace’, on the site of the ‘Rookery’ which was a collection of cottages at the corner of Rookery Road and Church Street.

A ‘Rookery’ was a colloquial term given in the 18th and 19th centuries to describe a dense collection of residential properties, usually in an area that we would today call a ‘slum’.

In 2007, the Garden was renovated and a sculpture, called ‘Blooms’ by Hilary Cartmel, was added in order to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Garden’s dedication to peace

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