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Clissold Park, Clissold Park, Stoke Newington, Greater London

Clissold Park,  Clissold Park, Stoke Newington, Greater London
Photograph taken Jan 1962 - May 1964 © Historic England Archive ref: AA071474

Four children riding on a many-seated rocking horse in the childrens playground at Clissold Park. Clissold Park was opened by the newly formed London County Council(LCC)on 24 July 1889. The park was formed from the grounds of Clissold House and the adjacent Newington Common. This open space was saved from development by Joseph Beck of The City of London and John Runtz of The Metropolitan Board of Works (MBW) who persuaded the Board of MBW to buy the land and create a public park.