Remember when the Mayor gamely suggested that London's network of buried rivers should be exhumed? Oh how we laughed. Well, now a small section of the River Wandle is to be unearthed and resurrected in a Croydon Park.
Wandle Park (location)has been lacking its Wandle since 1967. Now, £2 million of lottery cash will see its 19th Century route restored, along with improvements to the Victorian bandstand, boating late and fountain. Like just about everything else in town, the work should be completed by 2012, as part of the Parks for People programme.
Image of a more flowy stretch of the Wandle by McTumshie in the Londonist Flickr pool.