Lancaster park turns 130 …

… and in time for that milestone, Richard Greenaway (our genealogical guru) has written a fascinating piece on Benjamin Lancaster and the origins of Lancaster Park.

Here are some photos of Lancaster Park gone by:

Balloon ascent, Lancaster ParkCaptain Lorraine's balloon shown taking off from Lancaster Park, 3 Nov. 1899
Fred Wood of England and W. Brown, Lancaster Park
Ten mile championship of New Zealand