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Hyde Park - A Royal Park (Part 1)

By NEILMUIR1
April 12, 2011

Hyde Park is the largest green space in central London at just over 350 acres. It is now famous for the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, and other things associated with Princess Diana. However its history is immense as it is known to go back before the Norman invasion in 1066. King Henry VIII then got the land off the canons of Westminster Abbey in 1536 and kept it as a deer park and hunting ground for himself. King Charles I in 1637 finally opened it to the public. It also hosted the Great Exhibition in 1851 in the infamous Crystal Palace. This was then moved to Sydenham Hill in southeast London; and the area became known as Crystal Palace. The Crystal Palace burnt down on November 30th, 1936 Please come with me on a walk around one of London's Great Royal Parks.

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murielw1
Apr 12, 2011 1:15 PM CST
Does bring back a lot of memories, and such a lovely place.
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NEILMUIR1
Apr 12, 2011 1:23 PM CST
Dear Muriel, thank you for your comments! Part 2 will be out shortly with Kensington Gardens as well!
Doris is OK, which is good news!
Love.
Neil.

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murielw1
Apr 12, 2011 2:14 PM CST
O Great news about Doris.
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NEILMUIR1
Apr 12, 2011 2:20 PM CST
Dear Muriel It is great news, she is not 100% but just have to rest up a bit!
How is Mandy?
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Neil.

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murielw1
Apr 13, 2011 11:26 AM CST
Mandy is fine, mind you what with my aches and pains and her bad knees, it was a creeking gates every few minutes, Rolling on the floor laughing We shopped till we drop't, then had a drink in The Magna Carter Pub.
Tomorrow we will go again but this time go to the Olde Worlde Sweet shop, just like we were kids, all in jars, shops getting ready for the Royal Wedding, so Mandy would like to take some photos of them, and some shops have Easter windows so pretty.
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NEILMUIR1
Apr 13, 2011 12:00 PM CST
It is great as I have have some Hot Cross Buns and Sarah can' eat them!
What fun!
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Neil.

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murielw1
Apr 14, 2011 10:36 AM CST
Mandy started home at five pm, we have had a good couple of days together, and she spoilt me, which was nice.
Cold here today.

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