Stepney Green

In what may be the last of the summer heat, I appreciated the greenness of Stepney Green, a surviving strip of municipal park in amongst the industrial dwellings.   It is shown in John Roque’s 1744 as Mile End Old Town, built up only on the east side, with fields to the west and what is now Redmans Road called Mile End Green Lane.   It was used for political campaigns in the nineteenth century when candidates would speak from hustings and in 1872 was made into a public park, following a campaign to protect it from further development:-

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