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Mr Monkey in the Valley Gardens, 21st July

"You can see why they changed the name"

Mr Monkey looking at the charity Wishing Well Mr Monkey examining the Bogs Field plaque

A little further on Mr Monkey came to two interesting things. On one side of the path there was a wishing well built to look like one of the well-heads built when the natural springs were active. On the other side of the path a plaque instructed Mr Monkey to "Behold Bogs Field". Bogs Field was the old name of the Valley Gardens; 36 of Harrogate's 88 natural springs used to bubble up here, until they decided that flower beds would look and smell nicer.

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