The material prosperity of a nation is not an abiding possession. The deeds of its people are.
- GT Watts
Postman's Park on King Edwards Street in the City is an elevated park built on top of the buried bodies of 19th century Londoners, during a period when the need for the living to have recreational space was considered greater than the desire for the dead to have somewhere to decompose in peace.
The park is most famous for GT Watts' 1900 Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice, which celebrates heroism in everyday life.
Friend of BC b. spotted this tribute to Alex Stewart Brown of Brockley on the Watts Memorial wall.