A Pictorial History of Victoria Park London E3 - Illustrated with Postcards and Contemporary Photographs, by Philip Mernick and Doreen Kendall

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A Pictorial History of Victoria Park London E3 - Illustrated with Postcards and Contemporary Photographs, by Philip Mernick and Doreen Kendall

A Pictorial History of Victoria Park London E3 - Illustrated with Postcards and Contemporary Photographs, by Philip Mernick and Doreen Kendall

Published by the East London History Society in 1996, 72 pages. A4 size paperback (N6549)

This book provides a fascinating pictorial history of Victoria Park in Bow in East London, which is often known locally as Vicky Park or the People's Park. The park opened in 1845, and borders parts of Bethnal Green, South Hackney, Cambridge Heath and Old Ford, and this book charts its origins and development. Sections include:

Victoria Park has always belonged to the people
People involved in the creation of the Park
What others said of the Park
Shelters
The old bandstand
The new concert bandstand
The stone dogs
Fountains
The pagoda
The Avenue
Animals in the Park
Boating lake
The bridges
The church in the Park
Gardens
The model garden
Refreshments
The Fire Brigade
When royalty came to the Park
Bathing
Model boats
Sports
Meetings
Victoria Park in war-time
Canals
Gates
Hospitals
Roads and railways

The condition of the book is generally very good. The cover has one or two minor scuffs, and some light nibbling and wear along the edges and corners, but the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

Condition New