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Photo of Octavia Hill blue plaque
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plaque of the day

Octavia Hill blue plaque says,"This was my first photo to be shown on Open Plaques. Am chuffed to help a great resource. It's just around the corner from my work in Southwark and is an incredibly tranquil spot devised by the great Victorian reformer Octavia Hill as an open space for the urban working class. It is as valued now by the local community as I'm sure it was then. - Oliver Chapman"

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