Highbury Fields

I took a slightly eccentric route on my Christmas shopping trip and found myself walking across Highbury Fields where there were the remains of snowmen like dolmens:-

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At the bottom of Highbury Fields is a memorial to the Boer War by Bertram Mackennal, the Australian sculptor who became an ARA in 1909 and was knighted in 1921:-

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At the bottom there is a phantom entrance to the old Great Northern & City Railway which ran from Finsbury Park to Moorgate:-

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  1. And trains still run that route. I believe the station was built by the Marquess of Northampton, but can’t now find the evidence. Though there is local evidence, in the name of the Marquess Estate, off Essex Road, which the line passes (though its underground at that point).

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