Place    From 1845 

Victoria Park

London's first public park. Known locally as Vicky Park or the People's Park, it was laid out by Sir James Pennethorne. It became a welcome relief from the cramped living conditions of the East End. Facilities like the bathing pond introduced many to swimming in an era when many public baths were still simply communal washing facilities. Queen Victoria visited 'her' Park in April 1873.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Victoria Park

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Great Storm - Victoria Park

London Plane Platanus X Hispanica. This tree was planted by his Worship the M...

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Victoria Park

Victoria Park, a park for the people of the East End, begun in 1844. Bow Heri...

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Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe

Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe

Landscape architect. Born Geoffrey Alan Jellicoe at 70 Wynnstay Gardens, Chelsea. Educated at the Architectural School in London, where he later became principal. His works include the gardens at S...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture

2 memorials
Trees replanted in the Hampstead Heath avenue

Trees replanted in the Hampstead Heath avenue

Replanted to replace trees destroyed by a hurricane during the night of 15/16 October 1987.

Place, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial
Onyx Environmental Trust

Onyx Environmental Trust

We think this group is now (2015) called Veolia.

Group, Community / Clubs, Gardens / Agriculture, Philanthropy

1 memorial
St Georges Burial Ground

St Georges Burial Ground

St. Georges Burial Ground was so used from 1731 to 1857.

Place, Gardens / Agriculture, Religion

1 memorial
Groundwork

Groundwork

An environmental agency based in Birmingham. It works with communities across the United Kingdom, to help them create places in which to live and work in a greener, more sustainable way and to impr...

Group, Gardens / Agriculture

3 memorials