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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.

15 minutes

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