King George V Park

PARK MURAL – MORE DETAILS DISCOVERED

Submitted by Editor on Wed, 05/05/2021 - 11:47

On Monday, Spurtle reported the surprising things to be found behind bushes in King George V Park.

The wall paintings there featuring fabulous creatures were new to us, and we asked readers if anyone knew who was the artist responsible.

Within hours, reader Laura Vivanco got in touch to tell us her father, Miguel (still resident in the neighbourhood), began work on the mural in 1976.

BEASTS BEHIND THE BUSHES

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 03/05/2021 - 10:48

The northern boundary of King George V Park comprises the rear wall of a long shed opening onto the former Royal Bank of Scotland carpark.

It’s hidden behind a screen of trees and shrubbery, but a foray into the interior reveals a remarkably ambitious and peculiar mural.

Reading from left to right, it begins with mostly aquatic creatures, including a frilled-neck lizard, a huge frog, octopus, sea snake, turtle, seal (possibly) and hippopotamus (maybe).

PARK FRIENDS SEEK NEW FRIENDS

Submitted by Editor on Sat, 01/05/2021 - 08:35

Friends of King George V Park and Scotland Yard Parks seek new committee members to play an active role in protecting and improving these treasured spaces at the heart of our community.

‘You could be a user of social media and boost the profile of the park,’ says longstanding stalwart and secretary Judy Conn. ‘You could be involved in ongoing interactions with the Council and/or the New Town Quarter developers.