Wednesday 14 September 2005 8.56am
Ken can be blamed for many things, however naming this park isn't one of them. It's a common misconception that City Hall
is his building to his design. The Government Office for London chose the architect and commissioned the building.
If you go to the south end of Potter's Field you'll see gravestones lined up against the wall. That area used to be a graveyard for St. Olave's, which I believe was situated close to the original London Bridge, on the south side of course. That's now been replaced by St. Olave's House.
The history, as written up on the Potter's Field Park website, is really good. I'm delighted to find such an exhaustive account.