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Victoria Avenue, postcard

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Victoria Avenue, postcard
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c1917. Postcard view of Victoria Avenue looking from the junction with York Road. Decorative wrought iron arches mark the entrance to the street and terraced housing can be seen on both sides. The postcard bears a postmark of 30th June 1917.

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Name:
B Hallam

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Apart from the obvious tribute to Queen Victoria, I believe that Victoria Avenue was also the eastern entrance to East End Park.

Date:
11-Jul-2011

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
These 'works of art' appear to be permanent structures. What was their significance? Did they mark the original start of the tree-lined avenue which traversed the length of East End Park until it reached East Park Parade, near the fountain, just before the railway embankment? Were there similar structures at that end also? The houses seem out of place. Were these gateway structures in situ before they were built?

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11-Jul-2011

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C Lovedale

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Victoria Avenue was named in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, there were arches erected at both ends of the avenue which were removed during the Second World War. Presumably the arches were erected as part of the Jubilee celebrations.

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16-Jul-2011

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