SP7561 : The Racecourse

taken 7 years ago, near to Northampton, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

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The Racecourse
The Racecourse
A hilly bit in the middle of the mostly flat Racecourse. In the 1930s and 1940s this area was known as 'Happy Valley'. At one time it contained a children's playground. It was formed by the bed of a stream that ran off the racecourse, down under St Georges Avenue, past the end of Freehold Street and down into the Walbeck. The bed was filled in and raised by unemployed workers (demobilised soldiers) in 1920, 1921 after WW1.
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SP7561, 40 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 9 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 9 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7590 6169 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:14.8899N 0:53.3807W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7607 6171
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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