A few photos showing the pond being cleared. These photos came from Barry Curtis, who is the driver of the digger and whose father Ray owned Curtis Plant Hire. Note the original cottages by the pond, in a very dilapidated state, and also the willows, we think two generations before the present willows. Note also the waterworks chimney before it was destroyed by lightning. We're not sure of the date but from the state of the cottages probably 1961 or '62.