From Wasteland to Playground – Tony Travers


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Fifty years ago the Lee Valley was bleak and neglected. The desolation was so serious that parliament created Lee Valley Regional Park Authority in 1967 to transform the valley and develop Britain’s first regional park. Thanks to the work of the authority and its partners over five decades, this former industrial landscape is unrecognisable and is now a unique visitor attraction which attracts seven million visits a year. This text tracks the evolution of this 26 mile long ‘green wedge’ which