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Monday, 10 November 2008

The Peoples Park

Victoria Park (or Vicky park as it is affectionately known by locals) in the East End was opened as a park for the people after a local MP presented Queen Victoria with a petition of 30,000 signatures. The idea was to be a Regent's park of the East. With canals, lakes and trees making a beautiful place to wander and support wildlife, as well as play areas.

During the second world war it was used as a prisoner of war camp, first for the Italians, then for the Germans.

Now it is a place for open air concerts, (fireworks last week) sporting activities and general family fun. Including it seems 17 regattas a year for the oldest model boat club in the world. I'll check that one out for photos.

8 comments:

Tanya said...

It's such a beautiful park!

Emm said...

It looks really pretty - what is that blue roofed building up ahead?

Sharon said...

Now you have stumpted me. This is a park I don't know. It's very beautiful though.

Eki Akhwan said...

That's a beautiful place, Mo. Looks very relaxing to bike around that park.

babooshka said...

A very pretty scene. It;s nice to see they still exsist after all the bad news reports about city parks we get now.

The Lone Beader said...

I have never been there! And, I really like your profile pic! That is cool! :D

lunarossa said...

Hi Mo, I did not know this park either and I love London park! Thanks for the info and photo, next time I'll go to London I'll take my daughter there. She's called Vicky and she'll be delighted to visit Vicky Park. Ciao. Antonella

phoenix said...

Lovely!

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