Postman's Park: the saddest place in London

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Postman's Park: the saddest place in London

Tucked away in the City of London is a memorial to the fallen unlike any other.

Built in 1900 by famous Victorian painter and philanthropist GF Watts, the Postman's Park memorial honours those who gave their lives saving others, or  - as is chipped into the wood above the memorial - who made a "heroic self-sacrifice."

In total, 54 plaques tell the story of individuals who made a "heroic self-sacrific" pulled a person out of a burning building, or out of the way of a moving train.

Film buffs might remember that in the film Closer, Natalie Portman's character took the alias Alice Ayres, which she spotted on one of the plaques.

 

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