2013

TQ3378 : Piebald horse grazing, Burgess Park by Cobourg Road

taken 11 years ago, near to Bermondsey, Southwark, England

Piebald horse grazing, Burgess Park by Cobourg Road
Piebald horse grazing, Burgess Park by Cobourg Road
The story was that some travellers were on the way to a carriage-driving event. A vital part had broken, so one member had gone off in a taxi to get a replacement. Meanwhile the horse enjoyed a break in Burgess Park. The wagon can be seen to the left of the horse's tail.
In the background, right, some 19th-century terraced houses similar to those in Glengall Road nearby Link
Burgess Park :: TQ3377

Burgess Park, in inner South East London, is unusual as it is a large park created on a "brownfield" site.

The area was previously occupied by streets, houses and light industry as well as a branch of the Surrey Canal. Plans to create a park here started in the 1940s. At the time, there was very little green open space in this part of inner city London.

The park gradually grew, but in rather haphazard fashion with decaying, abandoned roads still cutting into the park. In 2011-2012 the park closed for about a year so that major work could be done to regenerate the park.


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TQ3378, 254 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Robin Stott   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 25 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 24 March, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3361 7820 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.2185N 0:4.6232W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3360 7820
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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