ST6072 : Dings Park, St Philips, Bristol 2

taken 1 year ago, near to Bristol, Great Britain

Dings Park, St Philips, Bristol 2
Dings Park, St Philips, Bristol 2
A corner of Dings Park in the St Philips area. Dings may have an Anglo-Saxon origin and refer to a meadow where ‘withies’ (strong flexible willow stems) grow. Old maps also use the word Dengs. The Avonside Engine Company built main line locomotives in premises in nearby Avon Street from 1837-1905 before moving to larger premises in Fishponds. In former times The Dings was a slum area characterised by tightly packed streets of back-to-back terraced houses which were ‘cleared’ in the 1930s and many residents were rehoused on new council estates in Bedminster and Knowle West. Now the local housing stock is a mixture of older council houses, old terraced houses and newly built houses and apartments that still seem to be competing for space in a none-too-spacious residential area to the north-east of Temple Meads Railway Station.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Primary Subject of Photo
Play Area 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6015 7270 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.1123N 2:34.4924W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6016 7271
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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