TQ4477 : Autumn colours on Plumstead Common

taken 17 days ago, near to Woolwich, Greenwich, Great Britain

Autumn colours on Plumstead Common
Autumn colours on Plumstead Common
Plumstead Common was purchased for the people in 1877. Before that, the parish council had grazing rights and free access, even though the land was owned by Queens College, Oxford. From 1871 the college had allowed the Army access and it was largely turned into a military training ground. This led to a storm of protest and a procession to the Common took place. Their leader was temporarily imprisoned and further protest took place until an Act of Parliament authorised purchase of the Common by the Metropolitan Board of Works.

This autumnal view is close to the war memorial near Blendon Terrace.
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TQ4477, 63 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 6 November, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4426 7790 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.8999N 0:4.5665E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4424 7788
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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