Alexandra Park

Images of Alexandra Park
Alexandra Park -  cropped The entrance to Alexandra Park, taken circa 1906.  The absence of trees is obvious, but also note the absence of the houses of Poets’ Corner

Alexandra Park 1920

An aerial view of Alexandra Park, 1920, reproduced courtesy of the Britain from Above Project (click on the image to reach their website).  Whilst the houses of Poet’s Corner are evident, Beechen Cliff School has yet to be built.  Within the park the perimeter road has been highlighted and the bowling green can also be seen.  The round structure is a bandstand that clearly features on maps of the period.

aleandra park compressed

Tree felling in the park, circa 1976 (courtesy Lewis Baker).  These elm trees stood between the public conveniences and the bowling green and were probably felled as a result of Dutch elm disease.