Postman’s Park

Postman’s Park is a public garden in central London, a short distance north of St Paul’s Cathedral. It is one of the largest open spaces in the City of London, the walled city which gives its name to modern London.[

Postman’s Park opened in 1880 on the site of the former churchyard and burial ground of St Botolph’s Aldersgate church and expanded over the next 20 years to incorporate the adjacent burial grounds , together with the site of housing demolished during the widening of Little Britain in 1880 .

In 1900, the park became the location for George Frederic Watts’s Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice, a memorial to ordinary people who died while saving the lives of others and who might otherwise be forgotten, in the form of a loggia and long wall housing ceramic memorial tablets. Only four of the planned 120 memorial tablets were in place at the time of its opening, with a further nine tablets added during Watts’s lifetime.

In 1972, key elements of the park, including the Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice, were grade II listed to preserve their character, upgraded to Grade II* in 2018. In June 2009, it was added a new tablet to the Memorial, the first new addition for 78 years.

I , personally, was truly impressed by the car and was genuinely moved by the stories on the tablets . The idea of the memorial is wonderful and there should be more places like this . Since it is in the city center you can include it in your trip without making any special plans and I promise you that it won’t be disappointing . A very special feeling fill the air …

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