A Guide to Places with Pictures and Stories from Life

Postman’s Park

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Postman’s Park contains a wonder. “The Material Prosperity Of A Nation Is Not An Abiding Possession: The Deeds of Its People Are”.  There are many plaques, each tell a story.

The park is opposite the entrance to London’s St Bartholomew’s Hospital on King Edward Street.  It is small but has many benches and is very pretty in summer (this is a dank day in February).   About Postman’s Park ⇒.

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They weren’t famous people and could easily have been forgotten. George Watts made sure that they were not.

Postman's Park Plaques 2

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6 responses

  1. They all seem to have fascinating stories behind them. A lot of them seem to drownings. Is there a lake or canal nearby?

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    February 28, 2017 at 14:46

    • There are a lot of canals in London and the Thames which had some dangerous ferries operating. Add ice skating on thin ice and there were quite a few disaster.

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      February 28, 2017 at 18:47

  2. Those tiled plaques are so picturesque!

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    March 1, 2017 at 14:19

    • They certainly are. They seemed to take more care in the past. 🙂

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      March 1, 2017 at 17:09

  3. How wonderful!

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    March 11, 2017 at 20:01

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