Charles Thompson also presented to the public a playing field and gardens alongside his home at Penhill. Until 1924 he managed the park himself and in 1895 he took steps to enlarge the gardens and professionally landscape them, thus making Thompson’s park one of Cardiff’s prettiest open spaces.
A fine open space was preserved when the South Wales Daily News led a campaign opposing plans to build on Llandaff Fields. Assisted by a gift of £5,000 from Charles Thompson and Herbert Thompson, the council purchased the land from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners in 1898.
Charles Thompson also presented to the public a playing field and gardens alongside his home at Penhill. Until 1924 he managed the park himself and in 1895 he took steps to enlarge the gardens and professionally landscape them, thus making Thompson’s park one of Cardiff’s prettiest open spaces.More quotes »
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