Midweek Mini – Postmans Park

This week’s Midweek Mini is on Postman’s Park located in the square mile in the City of London, right near the Museum of London.

It is a very scenic and peaceful park. A great placed to sit and escape the business of London. Opened in 1880 on the site of the former churchyard of St Botolphs Without Aldersgate. The Park acquired its name due to its popularity with the staff of the old General Post Office nearby who would head over and enjoy their lunch. The Post Office building was the UK’s first purpose built post office.

Within the park is a very humbling memorial – the Watts Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice. He felt that a park should be created commemorating the men and women who had given their lives trying to save others. The memorial would take the form of the gallery in the park, which can still be seen today.

Along the walls are numerous names of men and women who have all died in the ac of bravery, usually in attempting to save people from fires and drowning.

The park is open all year round from 8am until dusk. It is located in King Edward Street, London, EC1A 7BT

All photos by Laura Adkins

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