Pinner Memorial Park

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50 West End Lane, Pinner, United Kingdom
Pinner Memorial Park - PINNER MEMORIAL PARK
Pinner Memorial Park - PINNER MEMORIAL PARK dogs' cemetery
Pinner Memorial Park - PINNER MEMORIAL PARK sculpture
Pinner Memorial Park - PINNER MEMORIAL PARK West House with the recently constructed Heath Robinson Museum
Pinner Memorial Park - PINNER MEMORIAL PARK the aviary
Pinner Memorial Park - PINNER MEMORIAL PARK the lake

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AdamR3723 AdamR3723
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A lake, a museum, an aviary, and fresh air Jul 10, 2017
Pinner Memorial Park was set up in the grounds of West House on land bought by the people of Pinner in order to honour the dead of the two world wars. There has been a house on the site for over 500 years.

West House was once the home of Nelson Ward (1828-1917), a grandson of Admiral Horatio Nelson. His mother, Horatia (1801-1881) was the illegitimate daughter of the Admiral and Emma Hamilton. Horatia was conceived on board the “Foudroyant” during a cruise in the Mediterranean on which Emma’s husband was also a passenger. She married the Reverend Phillip Ward (1795-1859), and Nelson Ward was their fifth-born of ten children. He became a Registrar in the Court of Chancery.

Little remains of Ward’s West House. It is now joined to new buildings including a café and a small museum dedicated to the memory of the inventive cartoonist W Heath Robinson (1872-1944; he lived in Pinner from 1908). The complex of buildings overlooks a lake which contains one tiny island and a small fountain. It is also close to a small aviary containing colourful budgerigars. Dotted around the park, there are several attractive carved wooden sculptures.

To the west of the car park outside West House near to West End Road, a group of five small, tilting, gravestones with mainly illegible inscriptions stand in a circle. One of them marks the final resting place of ‘Effie’, who died aged ten years in 1903. These are all that remain of a Victorian dog cemetery. If you wish to see a larger and better-preserved dog/pet cemetery, you need to visit the one near Victoria Gate on Bayswater Road.

This attractive park in Pinner is well worth a visit.
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PINNER MEMORIAL PARK the lake
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