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Did you know that the first true municipal park in the world was created in Birkenhead? In 1843 Joseph Paxton , already famous for his work at Chatsworth House , and who would go on to design the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition , was the man given the task of laying out the new space. Of course plenty of parks existed prior to this, but Birkenhead Park was financed by the town itself. Its design inspired and informed New York’s Central Park.

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Famous Birkenhead people:

Adrian Henri
Bill Tidy
Frederick Birkenhead
Glenda Jackson
Hugh Huxley
John McGrath
Matt Dawson
Patricia Routledge
Paul O'Grady

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Brit Quote:
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace. - John Lennon
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On this day:
Battle of Edgehill - 1642, First Parliament of Great Britain - 1707, War of Jenkins’ Ear Begins - 1739, First British-Made Ford Car - 1911, Battle of El Alamein - 1942
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