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Dodder diary: Thursday 10 September 2009

There were lots of people taking advantage of yet another beautiful morning today. I met one lady who told me that the ‘first park’, as we call it being the one nearest our house, used to be owned by the famous cafe family, the Bewleys. In the 1950s they gifted the park to the people. God knows it might have been yet another block of apartments.
A small footbridge past a waterfall and over the river leads to the second park where people play football, softball and other games. My son and his friends set up their own soccer team a few years ago, Orwell FC, that trains here.
Thanks to all the people who so graciously stopped and let me take their picture today. If you see a track-suited woman with a camera, stop me, I’d love to take your picture and include you in the diary.

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One man and his dog

One man and his dog

2 Dodder Park Sep 10

Speeding along.

This is the lady who told be about Bewleys giving one of the Dodder parks to the people.

This is the lady who told me about Bewleys gifting one of the Dodder parks to the people.

This gentleman walks for an hour in the park every day.

This gentleman walks for an hour in the park every day.

5 Dodder Park Sep 10

One of the regulars.

Pausing for a moment.

Pausing for a moment.

A local out with his dog.

A local out with his dog.

8 Dodder Park Sep 10

A man and his dog on the road that runs along the river.

They're finally getting around to removing the fallen tree that is blocking part of the river path.

They're finally getting around to removing the fallen tree that is blocking part of the river path.

10 Dodder Park Sep 10

They have sawn through the fallen tree. Let's hope path is open tomorrow.

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Written by SOKNH

September 10, 2009 at 11:54

Posted in 1, Dodder Diary

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