The Pleasure Garden in Bonnington Square; 2009
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The Pleasure Garden in Bonnington Square; 2009

Torla Evans

© Museum of London

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The site in which the Pleasure Garden now stands was the result of World War 2 bomb damage. In the 1970's the Council erected a couple of swings and seats but then didn't maintain them and seemed to forget the site even existed! Without maintenance the park fell into disrepair.
In 1990 a builder working in the area applied to the Council to use the site as storage, which both alerted the council to the fact that they owned valuable 'idle land' and the Residents to the fact that the land could be sold for development. The Bonnington Square Garden Association was formed by Local Residents to lay claim to the "wasteland". Thus after prolonged negotiations with the powers that be money became available from a joint Government and Local Council scheme and construction began in August 1994 transforming the land into 'The Pleasure Garden'.




2009 AD - 2009 AD

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