Roundhay Park, donkey ride
September 1938. A young boy sits atop a donkey at Roundhay Park, near to the Barron fountain. Commercial donkey rides featured at the park in the 1920s and 1930s, and were enjoyed by young children as an occasional treat. The donkey proprietor also poses for the photograph. This image was digitised as part of the ‘Future Prospects of Urban Parks’ project, conducted by the University of Leeds in partnership with Leeds City Council, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (grant number: AH/N001788/1).
To my certain recollection Donkey rides were a regular feature at Roundhay Park in the 1950’s ( not just the 20’s & 30’s)