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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: The Watts memorial to heroism
Here you will find examples of people who saved children by running into burning buildings, or dived into the water to save a drowning friend. Its a strangely affecting memorial, full of Victorian sentiment, but made all the more powerful because of its simplicity. Here's an example:
Mary Rodgers, Stewardess of the Stella, March 30, 1899, Self Sacrificed by Giving up her life belt and voluntarily going down in the sinking shipThe park also contains a modern sculpture called Minotaur, by Michael Ayrton.
Beside the Watts memorial a group of gravestones lean against a wall. These are reminders of the days when Postman's Park belonged to the churches of St Leonards, Foster Lane, St Botolph's, Aldgate, and Christ Church, Newgate Street.
About Postman's Park
Address: St Martin's Le-Grand, London, Greater London, England, EC1A 4EU
Attraction Type: Park
Location: Between Little Britain, King Edward Street, and Angel Street. Nearest underground station is St Pauls.
Website: Postman's Park
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Nearest station: St. Paul's - 0.1 miles (straight line) - Zone: 1
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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