Monthly Archives: December 2015

Ford Cortina makes an exit

At 3pm yesterday, the Ford Cortina Mk 3 was lifted out of the Model Boating Pond. Remarkably, it stayed in one piece and has now been placed in the compound next to the pond. We are running a creative writing … Continue reading

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Stilling basins – explained

In previous posts I’ve mentioned stilling basins. These concrete structures are being constructed at two of the ponds on the Heath – Ladies Bathing Pond and Hampstead No. 1. A stilling basin is a structure at the downstream side of … Continue reading

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One careful owner

Last July as the Model Boating Pond’s water levels dropped, a surprising object came into view. It appeared to be the roof of a vehicle and as the water went down further, a Ford Cortina Mk3 emerged. Rather rusty, but … Continue reading

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Ponds Project Update – 4 December

Men’s Bathing Pond For the past four weeks, desilting work has been taking place at Men’s Bathing Pond and the pond has been closed for swimming. This work is now almost complete. Upon completion the water takes a short while … Continue reading

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Increase in compound at Model Boating Pond

An issue has arisen relating to space within the Model Boating Pond site compound. A range of options and alternatives have been explored by the Ponds Project team and they have concluded the only practical option is to create an … Continue reading

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