Seven Islands Pond

Seven Islands Pond

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Date Photo Taken 27th July 1973
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 "News"
Picture Reference Mit_​Parks_​Open_​Spaces_​1-38
Original Format Photo
Notes / History During the latter part of the 19th century uncontrolled removal of sand and gravel was turning the Common into a waste of pits and rubbish dumps.

Like the other ponds on the Common, Seven Islands Pond is not natural and originated as a series of interlinked gravel pits. It was turned to good use in the 1920's and '30's when the water was deep enough for boating and swimming.

In 2008 the pond was drained, silt removed and the islands were
re-profiled as it was in danger of drying out.

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