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Dulwich Park - A Queens Park but Not a Royal Park (Part 1)

By NEILMUIR1
May 18, 2010

Dulwich was known to exist as a hamlet in 967AD and the word Dulwich in old English literally means "where dill grows." In the later Victorian era 'American Gardens' were becoming popular so an "American Garden' was designed in 1887 and opened to the public in 1890. Queen Mary enjoyed her visits here to see the Rhododendrons and Azaleas; she in fact made an annual visit every year in May! Although a much loved park by Queen Mary, it is not a Royal Park like our eight Royal Parks in and around London.

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murielw1
May 18, 2010 11:15 AM CST

How lovely,you are doing well with your new camera Neil.
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NEILMUIR1
May 18, 2010 12:46 PM CST
Dear Muriel, Thank You! Wait for Article 2 and maybe 3. I am also doing one on Hornimans Museum and the Gardens as well!
Be Good!
Regards.
Neil.

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murielw1
May 19, 2010 12:08 PM CST

I have had a quiet day today for my birthday, but a nice one, Mandy and Pam phoned, Helen across the road came this afternoon with a card and present, Peter's is still in the post, so I have been told, he thought it was coming England, but no, overseas's, so god knows what he has bought me.
My the Hornimans will bring a load of memories as John I often took the girls there, when they were younger, then with the Grandaughters.
Take care.
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NEILMUIR1
May 19, 2010 4:27 PM CST
Dear Muriel, firstly Happy Birthday and secondly we have not forgot it and your present is on the way! Yours is also in the post, our postman has not been seen lately, do not know what is going on!
Regards.
Neil.
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cececoogan
May 20, 2010 4:45 AM CST
Happy birthday Muriel

Neil that is a beautiful article. I love how you can play with words that makes you feel like you are really there. I could see those flowers in my mind and feel the sun on my face.

Wonderful article absolutely wonderful.
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