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Victoria Park, East London

Victoria Park, East London

Rudy is an almost daily visitor to the brilliant Victoria Park, everyday is different. No wonder it’s been voted best park 2012, 2014 and 2015

Rudy bulldog 'Shakin' all over'
Victoria park autumn leaves

A beautiful park with fascinating beginnings and history Victoria Park’s reputation as the ‘People’s Park’ grew as it became a centre for political meetings and rallies of all stripes, perhaps exceeding in importance the more well-known Hyde Park in this regard. The park occupies the interface between Tower Hamlets — sunk in poverty in the 19th century and with a strong tradition of socialist and revolutionary agitation — and Hackney, more genteel, but heir to a centuries-old legacy of religious dissent and non-conformism that led to its own fierce brand of reformism. So it should come as no surprise that the scene at the numerous Speaker’s Corners was a lively one.

Although any one could set up their own soapbox, the biggest crowds were usually drawn to ‘star’ socialist speakers such as William Morris and Annie Besant.

Victoria park autumn leaves

As a puppy he used to love rushing into the leaves and spinning around endlessly. These days he knows better as there can be many poos lurking within a pile of leaves.

Victoria park near the model boating lake
Football in Victoria park
Time for a little roll about!
Time for a little roll about!
Time for a little roll about!
Time for a little roll about!
Time for a little roll about!
Time for a little roll about!
Do you need a keeper?
A roll about behind goal

A roll about behind goal. Don’t know if he’s trying to distract their keeper.

A roll about behind goal

Oh, oh seems to be working.

Stroke and a cuddle from the goalkeeper

The keeper is off the pitch!.

Stroke and a cuddle from the goalkeeper

Ha! ha! his mates weren’t too impressed shouting at him to get back in front of goal!

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