Stone

(lost) St Augustine's Church - Victoria Park - stone

Inscription

{Plaque lost so inscription unknown.}

We've over-lightened the photo so you can see the indentation which used to hold the plaque, on the side facing the path.

Site: St Augustine's Church - Victoria Park (2 memorials)

E9, Victoria Park, near Brookfield Road entrance

When we first found this plaque-less stone we published it in May 2020 as a puzzle - what did it commemorate?

2021: We were contacted by Dennis Jenner who solved the mystery. He wrote: “The stone marks the site of St Augustine's Church, built in 1867, destroyed during World War 2. It had a plaque on it with a brief explanation but sometime in recent years the plaque has been stolen.”

Wikipedia gives "Following wartime bomb damage, the Church of St Augustine in nearby Victoria {Park} was closed in 1953 and its congregation merged with St Mary’s to form St Mary of Eton with St Augustine.

Dennis sent this Tower Hamlets audio which confirms the position of the church and also details how the Park was used (extensively) during WW2.

The stone is in a rectangular clearing, the space left by the removal of the church. The surrounding trees can be seen in the photograph of the church so they were not, as we first thought, planted to commemorate the church. The stone is placed at the position of the alter.

The nearby entrance to the park, almost opposite Brookfield Road, is known as St Augustine’s gate.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
St Augustine's Church - Victoria Park - stone

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St Augustine's Church, Victoria Park

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
St Augustine's Church - Victoria Park - stone

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St Augustine's Church - Victoria Park - ghost building

St Augustine's Church - Victoria Park - ghost building

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