Category Archives: History

Moving on

The Ponds Project has now come to an end, with the exception of the restoration of some of the work compounds. We won’t be updating this blog anymore, but you can keep up to date with activities on the Heath … Continue reading

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Time lapse video

During the construction of the Model Boating Pond dam we had a time-lapse camera taking a photo every few seconds during working hours. We’ve put these altogether, along with some of the drone footage which we’ve published on this blog … Continue reading

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The completed scheme – Highgate Chain

Now that the construction element of the project has finished, I thought a post describing what has happened at each pond, along with an explanation of how these works improve dam safety, might be useful. In this post I will … Continue reading

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Famous view

Not Ponds Project related, but a new plaque is to be unveiled very soon on Parliament Hill to replace the old sign which was over 30 years old. The plaque has been donated by the Heath & Hampstead Society, members … Continue reading

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Wooden structure in Model Boating Pond

During the removal of silt at Model Boating Pond, some¬†wooden structures appeared in the silty mud. Buried in silt for what could have been over 100 years, the structures had been well preserved. We asked the MOLAS archaeology team to … Continue reading

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Ponds Project round up – Jan 2016

As the first month of 2016 draws to a close, there has been lots of activity across the Heath related to the Ponds Project. Highgate Chain At Stock Pond, the dam is currently being raised between the two oak sleeper … Continue reading

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Ponds Project writing competion

The Ford Cortina which appeared as the Model Boating Pond was drained, inspired the Education Team to launch a writing competition for young people at the end of last year. The competition was tough with many excellent submissions across both … Continue reading

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