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".

2 comments:

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