Most would appear to be ‘faithful’ dogs and seemed to be either ‘gentle and loving’ or who died ‘defending their home!’
Months later l am sitting in Roscoff Deli in Northumberland Place when two people from the Parks Department at B&NES walk in. They were out trying to sell window boxes to the traders there.
Introducing myself – and the Virtual Museum – l did not expect them to be able to help with my inquiry. However, the guys were wonderful and told me Parade Gardens were once the private grounds belonging to the houses in John Wood’s North Parade.
The residents even had a tunnel from their side of North Parade Road into their parkland where they were obviously burying their pooches. Seems the gardens are still only leased by B&NES and that’s why outside visitors are charged admission.
Thanks for that – does anyone know anymore?