I first visited this meadow (mede) beside the River Thames in 1966, to visit one of several memorials located there. Back then the grass was far less manicured than I found it more recently and my reason for going was just slightly older than the monument, dedicated to President Kennedy. I found out years later that another commemoration on the site was far older, a remembrance of a day in 1215 when King John signed a document, likely on the site, limiting his power in the land.
I was walking toward London along the Thames Path when I visited more recently, having stayed the night in nearby Windsor, and paused a while to appreciate both again. Now managed by the National Trust, read more about the site on the links below.
The Magna Carta Memorial
Find more of PortMoresby’s contributions here.