William Barron and West Park, Macclesfield
Historian Tristram Hunt investigates the history of public parks: William Barron wanted to raise the moral tone of the nation.
William Barron was a zealot for municipal gardens in the benefit that they could raise the moral tone of the nation - the Temperance movement was a great believer in public parks.
Historian Tristram Hunt continues his history of the people and ideas behind the creation of public parks.
Producer: Erin Riley
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2007.