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Archway entrance to the Victoria Memorial Gardens, Trent Bridge
Ian N Hill
Hill, Ian N
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In 1920 Jesse Boot purchased, and presented to the City, 36 acres of open land that lay along the northern side of the Victoria Embankment alongside the River Trent, opposite Plaisaunce (Jesse Boot's summer house which was demolished in 1961). The 'New Park' was laid out with grass and trees, and provided a barrier against flooding as well as a pleasant walkway alongside the river. As part of the development an imposing war memorial gateway was built, with the aid of funds from Jesse Boot. Showing the grand archway entrance to the Victoria Memorial gardens. The war memorial commemorates the lives of the soldiers of Nottingham who fought in the two World Wars.