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WHAT COURIER READERS WRITE.

THE PADDINGTON CEMETERIES

TO THE EDITOR.    

Sir,- For some time past spasmodic at- tempts have been made to desecrate the Paddington cemeteries by converting them into sports grounds, &c, for the inhabi tants of the Western Suburbs. Such a place is undoubtedly wanted, but the use of "Gods Acre, as it used to be called, will, I think, hardly gain the approval of right minded people, especially of those who have friends or relatives buried there. As it fortunately happens a really good op-   portunity now occurs to secure a splendid sports ground within a few minutes' walk of the Paddington tram terminus, and directly in the line which any future ex- tension must take. The Bardon Estate is   shortly to be cut up and sold, and the lower part of the Estate known as Cob- blers' Flat can surely be secured for a reserve. A more suitable piece of land could, I think hardly be found. Of fair extent, level, and well watered. Ithaca Creek runs round it and it is already   well supplied with shade trees and would require very little more than fencing to make a splendid park. It is already and has been for years a favourite location for school treats, picnics and the like   There is ample space for cricket, football lacrosse, and all other healthy sports

nor are its advantages as a site for the   proposed zoological gardens to be over   looked. It is easy of access, yet not too close to thicklv populated districts. I therefore hope that steps will be taken   to secure this land for the people before

it is too late.

I am, sir, &c A. M.

August 28.  

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