Park Street, Park Avenue and Memorial Drive

Queen Elizabeth Park, once known as Masterton Park, has also given its name to a number of streets. The first of these, Park Avenue, which runs along the southern boundary of the park, was so named because the Masterton Park Trustees gave the land for the street to the Borough Council.

The confusingly named Park Street started out its life as Cross Street, probably because it formed a cross with Cricket Street, although it may have simply been because it is a cross street from Dixon to Queen Street. It is certainly well named, as it leads directly to the Pownall Gates entrance to the park.

The road around the park lake was officially named Memorial Drive after World War Two. At the same time the lake, which was extended, was given the name of the Lake of Remembrance.

Pic: The corner of Queen and Park streets.