15 January 2008

Royal Park Gate is part of Ham

There are various views on where the boundaries of Ham are and, as this is my blog, I get to choose what to include and what to exclude from Ham Photos. The Google Earth image on the top right shows the boundaries that I am using. The River Thames and Richmond Park are not disputed, the question is over the southern border. My view is that the border of Ham is the Hawker Centre as it is a clear area of open space between Ham and North Kingston. This means that the newish development of Royal Park Gate, built around 1996, is included in Ham as far as I am concerned. This picture shows the approach to Royal Ham Gate as you walk across Ham Lands from Dysart Avenue. The houses that you can see here are in Biggin Hill Close.