Kennington Park

Park in/near Oval, existing between 1854 and now

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Kennington Park is a public park in Kennington, south London.

It was opened in 1854 on the site of what had been Kennington Common, where the Chartists gathered for their biggest "monster rally" on 10 April 1848. Soon after this demonstration the common was enclosed and, sponsored by the royal family, made into a public park.

Kennington Common was a site of public executions until 1800 as well as being an area for public speaking. Some of the most illustrious orators to speak here were Methodist founders George Whitefield and John Wesley who is reputed to have attracted a crowd of 30,000.

The common was one of the earliest London cricket venues and is known to have been used for top-class matches in 1724. Kennington Park hosts the first inner London community cricket ground, sponsored by Surrey County Cricket Club whose home, The Oval, is close to the park.

In the 1970s, the old tradition of mass gatherings returned to the park which was host to the start of many significant marches to Parliament. Today, a number of commercial and community events are held in the park each year and recently the Flower Garden was restored with a Heritage Lottery grant.

The Friends of Kennington Park, FoKP, was founded in 2002 and provides a local forum for park issues as well as fundraising for improvements.

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Christobel Warren-Jones
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Post by Christobel Warren-Jones: Hurley Road, SE11

Hurley Road was off Kennington Lane, just west of Renfrew Raod, not where indicated on this map. My Dad was born at number 4 in 1912. It no longer exists but the name is remembered in Hurley House, Hurley Clinic and Hurley Pre-School

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Post by KC Alexander: Priory Grove, SW8

Lived in a two up two down until the age of 13.
Played on the bombsites (no health and safety then)
A Coal man Mr Bells lived in the road and kept his horse in a stable across the road from where he lived.
Fibre glass factory which made large figures etc for fairgrounds was down a mews which no longer exists.
Prefabs on the bend where Doreen, a friend of my mums lived with her two daughters.
Alan and Alex who?s mum and dad were also friends of my parents lived near the priory pub. the pub is now residential flats.
Alex was another boy who lived just a couple of doors along from me as was Colin.
The house was knocked down in 1964 and the site is now an adventure playground.
The only thing left I recognise is my old sycamore tree which grew in my garden which I could often be found climbing.

Never fell out of it !

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Post by Allen Waters: Lansdowne Gardens, SW8

I used to live at no. 27 from 1950-1961. My family had the large room on the ground floor a bedroom on the 2nd floor and a room in the attic. There were several other families who came and went over the years, as well as landlords. We had a landlord for a time called ?Gethin?. I used to play with my friends in the road as there were few cars then. We used to use the lamppost next to house as a cricket wicket and it?s still there. I can remember swings in the green and a parkeeper there with a coal brazier in the winter. I was a choirboy at St Barnaby?s, I remember a bagwash near the church when the houses were demolished to build the estate. There used to be a row of shops and I particularly remember one called ?gallies? a sweet shop where you could get a penny drink and they put gas in it for you. Schools I went to were Priory Grove, then Al

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Evelyn Johnson
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Post by Evelyn Johnson: Sturgeon Road, SE17

I lived at 105 Sturgeon Road in 1956 went to st Paul’s church Lorrimore sqN8DvL

Johnshort
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Post by Johnshort: Hurley Road, SE11

There were stables in the road mid way also Danny reading had coal delivery lorry.n

peter hiller
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Post by peter hiller: Sancroft Street, SE11

what is the history of tresco house 2 sancroft street ,it looks older than a 1990s site

Robert smitherman
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Post by Robert smitherman: Saunders Street, SE11

I was born in a prefab on Saunders street SE11 in the 60’s, when I lived there, the road consisted of a few prefab houses, the road originally ran from Lollard street all the way thru to Fitzalan street. I went back there to have a look back in the early 90’s but all that is left of the road is about 20m of road and the road sign.

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Oval

Oval tube station in Kennington is named after The Oval Cricket Ground, which it serves.

The station opened on 18 December 1890 as part of the City & South London Railway. It opened as Kennington Oval, and was designed by Thomas Phillips Figgis with elements of early Arts and Crafts and neo-classical detailing. The structure was made distinctive by a lead-covered dome with cupola lantern and weathervane which housed some of the lift equipment; the main part of the building was of red brick. The station building was rebuilt in the early 1920s when the line was modernised and was refurbished during late 2007/early 2008 at street level with a modern tiling scheme inside and out, giving the station a more modern look. Reflecting its proximity to the cricket ground, the internal decorative tiling features large images of cricketers in various stances.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
City Racing:   City Racing was an artist-run space in Kennington, South London which was active between 1988 and 1998.
Eaves Housing for Women:   Eaves Housing for Women (Eaves) was a charitable company based in London.
Horns Tavern:   The first mention of the Green Man and Horns tavern near Kennington Common was in 1725.
Kennington:   Kennington was a royal manor in the ancient parish of St Mary, Lambeth in the county of Surrey and was the administrative centre of the parish from 1853.
Oval:   Oval tube station in Kennington is named after The Oval Cricket Ground, which it serves.
Ovalhouse:   Ovalhouse, formerly called Oval House Theatre, is an Off-West End theatre.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Chartist meeting, Kennington Common (1848):   On 10 April 1848, William Kilburn took daguerrotypes of the Great Chartist Meeting on Kennington Common – taken from the top of The Horns tavern were the first ever photos of a crowd scene.
Street cricket (1953):   Street cricket has been played across London since the rules of the game were formulated.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
(formerly Hillingdon Street), SE17 · (formerly Hillingdon Street), SE5 · (formerly Lucas Road), SE5 · Aulton Place, SE11 · Bishops Terrace, SE11 · Bolton Crescent, SE5 · Bolton Cresent, SE5 · Bowden Street, SE11 · Bowling Green Street, SE11 · Brixton Road, SE11 · Brook Drive, SE11 · Camberwell New Road, SE11 · Cardigan Street, SE11 · Castlebrook Close, SE11 · Chester Way, SE11 · Churchyard Row, SE1 · Churchyard Row, SE11 · Clayton Street, SE11 · Cleaver Square, SE11 · Cleaver Street, SE11 · Conwall Square Kennings Way, SE11 · Courtenay Square, SE11 · Cranmer Road, SW9 · Dante Place, SE11 · Dante Road, SE11 · De Laune Street, SE17 · Denny Crescent, SE11 · Denny Cresent, SE11 · Dryden Court, SE11 · Dugard Way, SE11 · Elliott’s Row, SE11 · Faunce Street, SE17 · Geraldine Street, SE1 · Geraldine Street, SE11 · Gilbert Road, SE11 · Handforth Road, SW9 · Hanover Gardens, SE11 · Hanover Gardens, SW8 · Hanworth House, SE5 · Harleyford Street, SE11 · Harmsworth Street, SE17 · Hayles Street, SE11 · Hedger Street, SE11 · Heralds Place, SE11 · Holyoak Road, SE11 · Kempsford Road, SE11 · Kennings Way, SE11 · Kennington Lane, SE11 · Kennington Lane, SW8 · Kennington Park Gardens, SE17 · Kennington Park Place, SE11 · Kennington Park Place, SE17 · Kennington Park Road, SE11 · Kennington Park Road, SE17 · Kennington Park, SE5 · Lamlash Street, SE11 · Lohmann House, SE11 · Magee Street, SE11 · Methley Street, SE11 · Milverton Street, SE11 · Monkton Street, SE11 · Montford Place, SE11 · Newington Butts, SE11 · Nightingale Mews, SE11 · Oakden Street, SE11 · Offley Road, SW9 · Opal Street, SE11 · Orient Street, SE11 · Oswin Street, SE11 · Otto Street, SE17 · Pegasus Place, SE11 · Penton Place, SE11 · Prima Road, SW9 · Radcot Street, SE11 · Ravensdon Street, SE11 · Reedworth Street, SE11 · Renfrew Road, SE11 · Royal Road, SE11 · Royal Road, SE17 · Saint Agnes Place, SE11 · Saint George’s Road, SE1 · Sharstead Street, SE17 · Sharsted Street, SE17 · Silk Mews, SE11 · St Agnes Place, SE11 · St Georges Road, SE1 · St George’s Road, SE1 · St Marys Gardens, SE11 · St Marys Walk, SE11 · St. Agnes Place, SE11 · Stannary Street, SE11 · Vauxhall Street, SE11 · Walcot Square, SE11 · Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 · Westminster Business Square, SE11 · White Hart Street, SE11 · Winchester House, SW9 · Wincott Street, SE11 · Windmill Row, SE11 ·

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