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Postman's Park 3

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Fortescue38
Fortescue38
And I was here - so long ago! I'm glad you found it on your visit. It's a bit of the beaten track, but very unusual and tells so many moving stories of heroism.
3 years ago.
MJ Maccardini (trailerfullofpix)
MJ Maccardini (trail…
I found Postman's Park quite by accident on my very first (one-day) visit to London in 1989. I was walking to the Museum of London and decided to stop in to the churchyard. I had no idea what it was called or what it was about (this plaque wasn't there then). When I got home, I searched and searched the internet (there was no Wikipedia back then) for weeks and finally found information about this spot. Now, I try to drop by whenever my rambles take me near there.
3 years ago.
MJ Maccardini (trailerfullofpix)
MJ Maccardini (trail…
Oh, and on a subsequent visit, I went to the Watts Gallery in Surrey. Have you been there?
3 years ago.
Fortescue38 has replied to MJ Maccardini (trail…
It was a long time ago that I went to Postman's Park, and I wasn't much interested in history back then. I've never heard of George Watt's until now. I think I discovered the Park in a quirky guide book, something like "London on $5 a Day" which listed free places to go in out of the way corners.
3 years ago.
MJ Maccardini (trailerfullofpix)
MJ Maccardini (trail…
I'm not a fan of G.F. Watts' painting, but the gallery and chapel in Compton make for a great daytrip if you're ever in that part of Surrey. Here's my album: www.ipernity.com/doc/mjm/album/398315
3 years ago.