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10 May 2012

Visit the Rookery in Streatham

A small formal gardens which are maintained by Lambeth Council as part of Streatham Common, we are told that the Rookery was once known as Streatham Spa, and was a place where people came to take local spring water for its medicinal and healing properties.

The gardens stood in the grounds of a larger house called The Rookery, and visitors to the Spa declined the Rookery and surrounding woodland were acquired for public use, opening as a public garden in 1913. Today, the spot is a lovely place to while away an hour or so and is popular with local families.

For more, see http://www.freewebs.com/streathamfriends/history.htm

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