By Paul Rabbitts,Sarah Kerenza Priestley

Cassiobury Park has an important historical past. not just is it one of many remnants of the best misplaced estates within the nation, it's now the most renowned parks within the nation and in the community is the biggest park in Hertfordshire, and the primary park of its fundamental city, Watford. It covers a powerful quarter that is two times the scale of Hyde Park in London.

Arthur Capel used to be made the Earl of Essex and in time moved to Cassiobury. The Capels had an important influence on Cassiobury. through 1800, the fifth Earl of Essex hired famous and revered architect James Wyatt to rebuild his condo. Successive panorama gardeners have been hired right here, from Moses cook dinner to Humphry Repton, with the panorama captured by means of J. M. W. Turner on visits to Cassiobury. by means of 1881, the parkland used to be already good validated with tremendous timber, wooded area walks, with many deer within the park, frequently traded with the royal deer parks at Richmond, hairy and Windsor nice Park. by means of the start of the 20th century, decline had set in and massive parts of the park have been offered off to Watford Borough Council for public parkland – the beginnings of the general public park we all know today.

Cassiobury Park: The Postcard assortment takes the reader on an evocative trip into the park’s wealthy prior via a variety of outdated postcards that supply a desirable window into its historical past and carrying on with development.

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