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Dredging the lake

The 0.647 hectare lake runs along the West and South sides of where the Hall used to stand. This picture was taken in 1938. The swans on the far right of the picture is roughly where the digger is standing on the picture below.

Barry Day & Sons have been contracted in to undertake the dredging work.

The tonnes of silt from the bottom of the drained lake are laid out on the meadow. In it are thousands of freshwater mussel shells. The shells, some of them intact, are in good condition, but none were found with live contents.

Barry Day after the work is complete.

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