2016

TQ4477 : Autumn colours on Plumstead Common

taken 7 years ago, near to Plumstead, Greenwich, England

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 looks across the Common from Warwick Terrace, with Plumstead Common Road on the left.

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TQ4477, 127 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Marathon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 31 October, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 4 November, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4476 7779 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.8329N 0:4.9955E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4484 7777
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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