Dogs of Alcibiades, guarding the Bonner Entrance of Victoria Park

The story behind the Dogs of Alcibiades statues in Victoria Park

The statues are marble sculptures of Molossian Hounds and were donated to the park by Lady Aignarth, a wealthy and clearly rather generous resident of East London, in 1912. They are rumoured to have been a commemoration of her late husband, Horatio, who passed away that year.

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A free 10-week mental wellbeing ‘toolkit’ to help you through lockdown

After nearly a year of living with Covid-19, we find ourselves yet again in another lockdown akin to last March. And this time, you might agree that we’re collectively worn down from a year of living with the pandemic and, unlike last time, there’s less sun to provide us with some much-needed Vitamin D.

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