RETRO: PICTURE GALLERY: Bygone days of Doncaster's parks

The fountain in Elmfield Park
The fountain in Elmfield Park
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A summer Sunday relaxing in one of Doncaster's parks might seem a long way off - so here's some pictures from the past to help lift your winter mood.

We've delved into our archives to find these wonderful photos showing how Doncaster's parks used to look in days gone by.

The miniature railway at Sandall Park.

The miniature railway at Sandall Park.

From Elmfield Park to Sandall Park, Hexthorpe Flatts to Grove Gardens and beyond, we're sure you'll have happy memories of visiting them in your childhood.

So join us on a stroll down memory lane to look at how things used to be in the town's parks and open spaces - and maybe have an ice cream while you're looking back!

Another nostalgic shot of Sandall Park's much-missed children's railway.

Another nostalgic shot of Sandall Park's much-missed children's railway.

Bentley Park in its heyday.

Bentley Park in its heyday.

The bowling green at Elmfield Park.

The bowling green at Elmfield Park.

A nostalgic shot of Bentley Park.

A nostalgic shot of Bentley Park.

Many will remember the paddling pool at Elmfield Park.

Many will remember the paddling pool at Elmfield Park.

Sandall Park's popular boating lake in the 70s.

Sandall Park's popular boating lake in the 70s.

The Dell at Hexthorpe Flatts - one of Doncaster's favourite beauty spots.

The Dell at Hexthorpe Flatts - one of Doncaster's favourite beauty spots.

Youngsters having fun in Grove Gardens.

Youngsters having fun in Grove Gardens.