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Leyton’s first public park was the James Lane Recreation Ground (now called Abbotts Park, and pictured above).  A section at the Leigh Road end was donated by the property developer Abbott family 1.


Coronation Gardens (photo above) was opened near the Town Hall in 1903 2.

1  Report of the Public Offices and Open Spaces Committee of 3rd and 9th July 1902.

2  ‘Coronation Gardens, The Oral History of an Urban Park’ published on the web by Waltham Forest Oral History Workshop

Coronation Gardens

the later Victorian and Edwardian times 1890 to 1919

Abbotts Park
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