TL2324 : Town Square, Stevenage

taken 1 year ago, near to Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Town Square, Stevenage
Town Square, Stevenage
Stevenage was the first of a series of new towns to be designated after the Second World War; they were located in a ring around London and were designed to absorb overspill population - people displaced by slum clearance and bomb damage. The architecture is unfashionable now , but in the post-war period it was seen as cutting-edge. The pedestrianised shopping centre was built between 1957 and 1959 and opened by HM the Queen; it was the first of its kind in the country and given the name Queensway. At its heart is Town Square incorporating this iconic clock tower designed by Leonard Vincent and now grade II listed. On the lower panel, facing the camera, is a bronze relief of Lewis Silkin - Minister of Town and Country Planning in the Attlee government.

In this view it is raining quite heavily - the first significant rain in south east England for several weeks.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 11 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 15 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2381 2409 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:54.0963N 0:12.1110W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2379 2408
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Clock Tower  Fountain 

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