What on earth, you may ask yourself, was I doing on a cold Saturday morning in January walking along Farewell Lane......
...taking photos of what appears to be a traffic island on a triangular junction?
Well, I'll tell you! This is no ordinary traffic island but according to the Guinness Book of Records, the smallest park in Britain!
Prince's Park was placed here, in the village of Burntwood in Staffordshire, in 1863 to commemorate the marriage between Albert Edward, Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra of Denmark.
It is sited opposite the red brick church of Christchurch which was built in 1819 and consecrated in 1820 as a chapel of worship for the people of Burntwood who found it difficult to travel the four miles to their nearest parish church in Lichfield.
The three trees in the little park, which I crossed in about ten or twelve strides, were planted at the time of the commemoration and are named Faith, Hope and Charity.
The park is maintained by Lichfield District Council and has a bench where, according to their website, you can sit for a while in tranquil surroundings. I have to say that it wasn't very tranquil whilst we were there as the traffic around the junction was pretty heavy at times but the trees and bench are well maintained and the little park absolutely litter free.
Now I'm wondering which is Britain's largest municipal park? Anyone know?