Monday, March 18, 2019

Alexandra Lake Wanstead Flats

Photo from run on Sunday (stylised). The Lake was named after the wife of King Edward VII and dug in 1905/06 to improve drainage and provide work for "unemployed men under the control of the West Ham Distress Committee".


Unknown said...

We always knew it as the sand hills

John Gray said...

Yes and I read somewhere they used to be much higher but were used to fill sandbags during the second world war. Not sure if true