SOUTHWARK PARK.

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Re: SOUTHWARK PARK.

Postby kiwi » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:58 am

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Mayday in Southwark Park.

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Re: SOUTHWARK PARK.

Postby kiwi » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:38 am

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c1907.
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Re: SOUTHWARK PARK.

Postby kiwi » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:12 pm

The Jabez West fountain. It was the first memorial to commemorate a working-class man, a member of a local temperance society,1908 – 1913. Jabez West (1810-1884) was a famous speaker in his day. In the 1881 Census he was born in Scotland and was a Fellmonger by trade. At the time of the Census he was living at 51 Frean Street, Bermondsey.
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Re: SOUTHWARK PARK.

Postby kiwi » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:00 am

Southwark Park Lido 1967 X.jpg
Southwark Park Lido 1967
Southwark Park outside swimming pool, closed in1992.jpg
Southwark Park once an outdoor swimming pool! ‘The Lido’, as it was known by local people, was closed to the public in 1992 due to unsustainable costs.

Initially there was no charge to use the lido, but costumes, slips and towels had to be hired.
The idea of a ‘bathing lake’ had first been suggested in 1891, but it was not until September 1923 that a reinforced concrete outdoor pool was achieved by the London County Council. It cost £4,999 (about £150,000 today) and was impressively large – over 55m long, 18m wide and in parts over 2m in depth. To begin with it was open all-year round, but there were no changing facilities, just benches, and bathers were screened from the rest of the park by an earth bank formed from the excavated material. However, by 1924 ten individual changing rooms and two communal dressing sheds were provided. :(
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Re: SOUTHWARK PARK.

Postby kiwi » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:24 am

Southwark Park. The Area Where the Bandstand is Nowadays..jpg
Southwark Park. The Area Where the Bandstand is Nowadays.

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Re: SOUTHWARK PARK.

Postby kiwi » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:40 am

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1913

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Re: SOUTHWARK PARK.

Postby kiwi » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:38 pm

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1926
Southwark park bowling club 1908.jpg
Southwark park bowling club 1908
Southwark Park 1908.jpg
By 1908, not only had bowls been allowed in the park, but Southwark Park Bowling Club was in existence, and an informal grassed area on the west side of The Oval had been allocated for the playing of the game.

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Re: SOUTHWARK PARK.

Postby kiwi » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:38 am

Southwark Park Bermondsey, Rotherhithe. The late 1960’s Early 1970’s Period with The Open-Air Lido. Henwood Road, mid 1970s is where the Prefabs are. Rebecca Terrace was the other end of Henwood Road, both no longer there. The site was completely cleared by the early 1980s.
Southwark Park Bermondsey, Rotherhithe. The late 1960’s Early 1970’s Period with The Open-Air Lido. Henwood Road, mid 1970s with the Prefabs.jpg

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Re: SOUTHWARK PARK.

Postby kiwi » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:24 am

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1900

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Re: SOUTHWARK PARK.

Postby kiwi » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:01 am

Southwark Park Bermondsey the Cafe and Open Air Lido..jpg
Southwark Park Bermondsey,Rotherhithe, the Cafe and Open Air Lido.


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