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On the rails.

Historic Hickman Park in Wolverhampton has recently installed a selection of bespoke railings, designed to match the ornamental patterns of the existing railings and blend in serenely with the local environment, which consists of an open air theatre, children's play area, sports pitches and a wild flower meadow.

The Park was originally part of the Springfield Estate, owned by local industrialist and MP Sir Alfred Hickman. Following his death in 1910, it was donated to Bilston Council in 1911 after it had been formally laid as a memorial. It originally consisted of a bandstand, cast iron drinking fountain, flower bedding and an ornamental pond, which is still present today.

Alpha Rail supplied, and also design assisted, vertical bar railings in a decorative style, plus two flat top hand rails for a section of stairs, as well as security perimeter fencing and gates. In total, 400m of railings was supplied and delivered by Alpha Rail. Jack Moody, a horticultural, landscaping and civil engineering company installed the railings and painted them on-site.

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Title Annotation:In Situ; Hickman Park
Publication:Green Places
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:4EUUE
Date:Mar 1, 2009
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