Postman's Park

Postman's Park, London EC1. Photograph 2006 by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL or credit the Victorian Web in a printed document.]

According to the Joy of Shards site, "The small green space called 'Postman's Park' is tucked in between King Edward Street, Little Britain and Angel Street, near St Bartholomew's Hospital, to the north of St Paul's Cathedral. Under the sheltered area is a wall commemorating ordinary people who lost their lives trying to save others. This was the idea of the painter G. F. Watts (1817-1904), and the hand-lettered tiles were made by Doulton. Watts was something of a social radical who disliked the upper classes. This public memorial celebrates people who would perhaps otherwise have been forgotten."

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Last modified 6 December 2007