1896 Print over 100 years old Wanstead Park Lake London


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Antique print dated 1896.

The page is over 100 years old and in very good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set it
within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. Available also in a brown with
gold pencil-line frame, your choice.  RL.280.

Entitled – Wanstead Park.

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Wanstead Park. – Here we have a peaceful and beautiful view of the great lake in Wanstead Park, a wild and magnificent domain, forming practically an inclosure within Epping Forest.

In order to reach this charming spot, one should proceed to Liverpool Street Station and take train to Forest Gate.

There is then a pleasant walk down to Woodgrange Road, which terminates abruptly in that vast expanse of almost treeless land known as Wanstead Flats.

Here takes place what may be described as the most extensive fair held near London on Bank Holidays.

The sinuous carriage-road across Wanstead Flats presents a wonderful sight on a fine day, for it is the great high (and cycling) road from London into the heart of beautiful Essex.

This same road leads us to the gate of Wanstead Park, which lies to the right.

Until a few years ago, Wanstead Park was private property;  and when thrown open to the public, it was without doubt the most beautiful domain that could be found so very near to the Metropolis.

Although it has now been opened to the public for several years, this park still retains its wildness and natural beauty, untrammelled by conventional flower-beds and ornamental lawns.

The visitor in the early morning will startle the rabbits in the dense undergrowth near the lake, and he might wander, if he will, into the very heart of dense woods and pluck beautiful wild flowers and exquisite ferns.

Let it be understood that the great charm of Wanstead Park lies in its essential difference from the other parks of London;  it unquestionably contains the most beautiful natural scenery near the Metropolis, and it rivals its big neighbour, Epping Forest, for its variety of charming walks and curious surprises of delightful scenery.

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