Richmond Park was our playground at Mortlake School for boys – by DM

We didn’t have any green field area, we only had a tarmac playground so all our sports activities used to take part in Richmond Park.  We played football at school in Richmond Park.  We used to go cross country running so I we used to have to run from Mortlake, up Sheen Lane, out to Pen Ponds, round Pen Ponds and back again.  That was cross country running for you!