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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Postman's Park - Heroic Railway Deaths

Little known "London railway" pictures - part three

Little BritainOK so they're not Tube or specifically London Underground pictures but on our day out on Saturday me and Neil also took pictures of Postman's Park.

This fab little park is hidden away near St Pauls and just off Little Britain (adpots Tom Baker voice "Britain, Britain, Britain").

This wall of 34 decorative tiles, record the heroic deeds of ordinary Londoners who lost their lives to save others. It was erected to mark Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887, so I spose as the London Underground was only just over twenty years old then there wouldn't have been too many heroic deaths on it.

Postman's Park

But there were a surprising number of railway related heroic deaths:

Death of Railwayman - Postman's Park

Death in Kew - Postman's Park

And me and Neil were in Windsor a couple of weeks ago too (Neil's Windsor Pictures):

Death in Windsor - Postman's Park

Death in Woolwich - Postman's Park

This next one is spooky cos I live in Richmond and it was my birthday on the 24th September:

Death in Richmond - Postman's Park

Now if you are wondering why Postman's Park may look familar if you haven't been there yourself, it's because it was in the film "Closer".

At the start of the film Jude Law (he's an obituary writer at the time) and Natalie Portman's characters go for a walk in Postman's Park after he has helped her out in a road accident. Natalie Portman also takes on the name of one of the women on the plaques.

Anyway, Postman's Park is a nice hour or so's diversion if you are in the area or makes a good addition if you are going to visit St Paul's.

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