Haggerston Park

I found out today that on July the 29th 1992, Michael Jackson landed at Haggerston Park in a helicopter with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse where he visited the children at the nearby then children’s hospital Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children.

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    ewebber - 10 May 2011, 2:19 pm

    Michael Jackson
    There is a video! http://www.newsplayer.com/singer-michael-jackson-visits-uk-video

    Featuring gems such as:
    “He didn’t stay long enough to make them smile”

    and
    “His small controversial nose””

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    traxcitement - 10 May 2011, 2:51 pm

    Fond memories of Haggy Park where our school took us to play football and rounders. My friend’s Mum worked in a little sweet kiosk there.
    I read that it was created in the 50’s from a bomb site, I thought that it had been there longer than that. I haven’t been there since the 70’s so a visit is due!

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    alexpink - 10 May 2011, 2:59 pm

    I should say you are! Haggerston Park features in an upcoming photography project I’m working on. I think you’ll like it..

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    traxcitement - 11 May 2011, 7:38 am

    @alexpink sounds good, let me know when / where I can see the photos. I am hoping to get to ‘The Highlights of Haggerston’ walk on Sunday so might go to Haggy Park whilst there, it might even be included in the walk.

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    alexpink - 11 May 2011, 3:07 pm

    @traxcitement I will do. The tour sounds fun, enjoy .

    PS I received the book thanks. Some of the pictures are fascinating!

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    traxcitement - 16 May 2011, 9:13 am

    There is a great film on the history of Haggerston Park on Youtube

    It also tells of some future plans for the park.
    Haggerston Park History a short film/a>”

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    alexpink - 31 May 2011, 2:53 pm

    I met the gardener who made the short film about Haggerston park earlier today (as posted by @traxcitement). He has a collection of photos at City farm which he will gladly shows anyone who takes an interest.
    Apparently the park keepers office used to be a tea kiosk and had an amazing spire on the top, complete with a dove house. I suggested that he join Yeah! Hackney and post some of his photos. He is very passionate about the park so lets hope he does.

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