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.


Billy Blue Eyes said...

The Green Man watching over his Children

Sharon 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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