Shortly after opening in 1985

This page shows photographs from 1985 just after the park was opened, that we have received from Rushmoor Borough Council.

Click for a larger image, across the pond to Jubilee Road

1 - Looking East across the pond to Jubilee Road.

Click for a larger image, across the pond to Highfield Gardens

2 - West across the pond to Highfield Gardens from the Jubilee Road side.

Click for a larger image, across the pond to Chrismas Lodge

3 - The view North across the pond to Chrismas Lodge.

Click for a larger image, Across the pond to Chrismas Lodge, further right

4 - Across the pond to Chrismas Lodge, further right.

Click for a larger image, below Croft Lane to the Brickfields estate

5 - From the Croft Lane path looking South to the Brickfields estate, four manhole covers for the oil separator in the middle distance.

New article   These scanned photos from 1985 can be contrasted with these taken in - July 2018 - shortly before the pond regeneration works took place.  The 2018 page will open in a new tab so that you can compare each photo.  We will follow up with more photos of the regeneration as it progresses during the works.
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Click for a larger image, from below Chrismas Lodge to the pond

6 - From below Chrismas Lodge Southwards to the pond and the Brickfields Estate.

Click for a larger image, from below Chrismas Lodge to the pond, further right

7 - Southwards from below Chrismas Lodge to the pond, further right.

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8 - From just above the pond inlet to the Brickfields Estate.

Click for a larger image, top of Frog Lane to Chrismas Lodge - Evelyn Avenue

9 - Somewhere near the top of Frog Lane looking North to Chrismas Lodge and Evelyn Avenue.

We think photos 6-9 are from summer 1986 with more generalised views of the park, but they do show how the tree plantings have started to grow well.  Now, some thirty three years later many of these trees are very, very large casting the pond into quite deep shadow.


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