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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

A Green Face


Tucked away in a corner of Southwark is a small public garden known as Red Cross Gardens.  Created in Victorian times on the site of a burnt down paper factory, designed as a space for local children to play in the sunshine.

There is another more chilling history to the site that dates back hundreds of years and that is as a paupers grave where it is believed most of those buried here were prostitutes.

Today it continues to be small community garden but perhaps with a doomed future as the London Bridge development and new tower blocks spring up all around it.

3 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

The Green Man watching over his Children

Sharon Anck said...

There is a lot of history going on in this spot.

William Kendall said...

Unfortunately the value of land and the demands of developers override every single time the notion of green space.

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