TQ2283 : King Edward VII Park, Willesden

taken 4 years ago, near to Willesden, Brent, Great Britain

King Edward VII Park, Willesden
King Edward VII Park, Willesden
During WW2 the park was largely filled with sand which was presumably wanted for anti-bomb blast sandbags and for putting into buckets for fire extinguishing. There was a piggery for home food production. A few years after the war it received hundreds of lorry loads of smelly incinerated refuse which was placed over the sand and created a higher and well drained surface for the park. There was an open-air swimming pool at the NW corner of the park.

(Graham Cole)
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TQ2283, 105 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 9 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2291 8375 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.3566N 0:13.7487W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2292 8376
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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