TQ3377 : Burgess Park, summer 2018

taken 4 years ago, near to Camberwell, Southwark, Great Britain

Burgess Park, summer 2018
Burgess Park, summer 2018
June and July 2018 were marked by a prolonged spell of hot and dry weather, particularly in south east England.

Little or no rain had fallen for 8 weeks when this image was taken, while temperatures had soared into the high 20s and 30s day after day. In London's parks, green grass had given way to a dry, parched landscape.

This image was taken in Burgess Park, in inner south east London, on the morning of 27th July. Later that day, much-needed rain finally arrived.
Burgess Park

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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Date Taken
Friday, 27 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Sunday, 29 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe  Air, Sky, Weather 
Place (from Tags)
Burgess Park  South East London 
Near (from Tags)
Peckham  Camberwell  Walworth 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3333 7775 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.9798N 0:4.8752W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3333 7774
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Heatwave  Dry Grass  Park  Summer 2018  Hot Weather 

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