ST6273 : Early morning in St. George Park

taken 12 years ago, 3 km from Bristol, Great Britain

Early morning in St. George Park
Early morning in St. George Park
A general view of St. George Park, on the eastern edge of the inner city in Bristol, England. Many old photographs of the park show that it was a popular area in Edwardian times. (As the song says "I was strolling in the park, one day. In the merry, merry month of May!")

There is a banjo shaped lake fed by a natural stream. It has an island, which servers as the nesting place of swans, ducks and moorhens. Until the 1970's, this lake was used for boating, with two separate areas: one for rowing boats and canoes, and the other for small paddle boats, both being available for hire. The lake has since been drained and unsilted, and the boats removed. Now it is used mainly for fishing, and by model boat enthusiasts.

A children's play area,which was modernised several years ago.
Two tennis courts and bowling greens available for hire.
A skate board and cycle activity area with ramps and tumps.

At one time there was a bandstand with wrought iron work, but this was not maintained and was eventually demolished. Fortunately, the site, a raised area, is still there but now has several rose-beds and benches. Band concerts are still held in the park during the summer months, but are now generally played near to and not on the actual bandstand site. (info from wikipedia)
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Friday, 23 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Friday, 23 June, 2006
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