TQ3271 : Norwood Park (9)

taken 7 years ago, near to West Norwood, Croydon, Great Britain

Norwood Park (9)
Norwood Park (9)
A council sign has the following details:
"The name of the park is a reminder that this high ground was once completely cloaked with trees and was part of the ‘Great North Wood’ which covered over 1,400 acres of the old county of Surrey. Over time the North Wood was gradually lost to housing, fields and roads, and by the end of the C18th it had gone completely in Lambeth. Norwood Park was officially opened to the public in 1911, and contains a splendid mix of trees, a wildlife area, playground, games court and padding pool.”
Snow had fallen late on the previous day, the first snow in this neck of the woods and the first real taste of cold in a hitherto mild winter (for most of England). No snow fell today and there was a very gradual thaw so that by the end of the day, roads were mostly clear and pavements were mostly covered in a coat of slush.
The tree on the right is a pine of some description.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 5 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3260 7111 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.4098N 0:5.6548W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3257 7109
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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