South Hackney

It being a sunny Sunday and the first day of autumn, I went on a wander round the purlieus of Victoria Park, beginning with an investigation of the curious little graveyard on Globe Road, which has a single Soane-like tomb dedicated TO THE MEMORY OF MASTER GEORGE HENRY SPOONER SON OF THOMAS WILLIAM AND FRANCIS SPOONER WHO DIED THE 25TH JUNE 1822 AGED EIGHT MONTHS:

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It’s odd how one can live in a neighbourhood and miss areas of it.   I don’t think I’ve walked up Approach Road since the 1970s and certainly hadn’t seen the ironwork railings of the London Chest Hospital:

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Victoria Park itself is a tiny bit too Victorian municipal for my taste, but looked fine empty in the sun:

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I was quite taken by this example of graffiti art under the motorway flyover:

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I ended up admiring the skyline of Stratford across the playing fields of Mabley Green:

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