Then and now

Mark Fretwell took a decade of photos of Pond 1 from 2013 – 2023, and a selection of these are included below. As part of the Spa Ponds Heritage Project FTNCG’s Dennis Platts began the process of creating ‘now’ photos for our selection of historic photos of the nature reserve. This project is ongoing, helping us track the changes to the site over the years. Photographer location point shown with a black oval. Do you have old photos of Spa Ponds? Please Email us at spa.ponds@gmail.com!

Contributing photographers: Dennis Platts, Mark Fretwell, Kate Buckley, Tony Davison (from his 1995 Clean-up of Spa Ponds), Josh Dowen, Jeff Smith, and James Hill.

Pond 1 (southmost pond closest to Clipstone Drive)

(1a) South side of Pond 1 looking north over Pond 1 (1986-2023)

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(1b) North side of Pond 1 looking south over Pond 1 (1995-2022)

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Stream between Ponds 1 and 2

(2) North side of Pond 1 looking north over the stream to Pond 2 (1999-2023)

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Pond 2

(3a) Pond 2 looking north from reeds in south of Pond 2 (2023)

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(3b) Pond 2 looking north from east bank (2020-2023)

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(4) Pond 2 north eastern corner looking south / south-west (1996-2023)

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(5) Pond 2 wood corner looking south (2011-2023)

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Pond 3

(6) South side of Pond 3 looking north over Pond 3 (1995-2023)

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(7) Looking south over Pond 3 from path between Ponds 3 and 4 (1986-2023)

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14th July 2007 photograph is © Copyright James Hill and licensed for reuse under CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED Creative Commons Licence.

Pond 4 (northmost pond closest to River Maun)

(8) Pond 4 islands, looking north from path between Ponds 3 and 4 (1995-2023)

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(9) Looking west over Pond 4 (2023)

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(10a) Pond 4 pipe to River Maun taken from path between Pond 4 and River Maun (1995-2023)

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(10b) Pond 4 pipe to River Maun looking north from the bridleway to the west side of Pond 4 (1995-2023)

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History of Spa Ponds:

See also: Spa Ponds Photos and Heritage Facebook Group