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Offline Stan Dyson

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I must have missed this posting previously.  Just to show how Lyle Park looked before the H&W gates were positioned on the higher ground by the Thames, I attach two photos.  The top B&W pic was taken sometime before the 1953 Coronation and the Venesta factory is the large metal sheds on the r/h side.  The coloured 1991 pic below it shows the area further left from the B&W pic, including the shed where all us lads did our primary school courting days with the local girls – in those days to kiss a girl on the cheeks was daring and on the lips (as 8-year olds) absolutely outrageous! - Stan

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Two further views of Lyle Park from 1991.  For some quite unbelievable reason the War Memorial plaque was taken off the original fountain and cemented into a far more inferior water tap contraption in an adjacent wall.  The locals who attended a reunion in 2002 were quite upset about this. - Stan