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Burgess Park

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Unusually, this park was created out of land which had previously been built on. It is one of the largest parks in south London, and is still unfinished. The area was developed in the 19th century and badly damaged by WW2 bombs. The concept of the Park came from the 1943 Abercrombie plan for open spaces in London. In the early 1970s the Grand Surrey Canal (which used to run east-west through the southern Park) was closed and only part of it retained. Originally called St George's Park, renamed in 1974 for Councillor Jessie Burgess, Camberwell's first woman Mayor.

Our image comes from Old Maps Online where you can use a slide-bar to move from streets to Park and back again. Exploring Southwark has a good description of the area when it was built up.

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Burgess Park

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Burgess Park designers - 1979 air crash

Geoffrey Mills was the pilot - see his page for more details. Our information...

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Olive Katherine Lloyd-Baker

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Octavia Hill

Octavia Hill

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