The Park's Pools
Longmoor Pool is located close
to the Banner's Gate entrance to Sutton Park, which is situated adjacent
to the junction of Monmouth Drive and Chester Road North. The tranquil
beauty of the Longmoor Valley when viewed over its waters makes it hard
to believe that originally the pool was built in 1735 to power an
industrial watermill. Initially it was used in the manufacture of
buttons. An anonymous writer of the time complained that:
(M)any of the vallies
which are by far the most valuable part of the waste land have been
granted away by the body corporate to several of their own Aldermen
and members for the making of pools and other purposes.
below, the same photograph,
Aug 23 2011
I took this with my
phone on 9 Aug 2011. Note the Parks cattle bathing and drinking on
the opposite side.
I did not take this, wish I had!
The next three show what the braindead
vandals do when they want to impress an equally braindead vandal.
I do hope they find themselves in need of one of these one day, and
cant find one.
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