Created By: Cecily Powell
With the mixture of the potters and pig keepers, several of the main elements for the making of the hideous future of the district were established.
Digging out the clay, left large ditches in the ground and with bad drainage, these ditches eventually became pools of foul, stagnant water next to where people lived. One of these pools, near the now Avondale park, was so large it was called “the ocean”.
By 1863 ’the Ocean’ (the flooded brickworks) had at last been filled in and Avondale Park was created in 1892.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Notting Dale Walking Tour