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Dunkirk Pond



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Photographs
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As can be seen in this recent aerial photograph Dunkirk Pond lies alongside the Nottingham to Derby railway line in the area between the Nottingham Tennis Centre complex and the Science Park.  In this particular photograph it can be seen that work has already started on the extension of the Science Park in the area to north of the pond.  The pond is a flooded ballast pit originally dug in 1830s to provide material for the railway embankment constructed on the line's approach to Nottingham.  Nowadays the pond is part of the 'Beeston Sidings' Nature Reserve and this portion of the reserve is managed by the Dunkirk Angling and Conservation Group who also hold the fishing rights to the pond.  Those wishing to see the pond in situ can gain access to it from the Science Park Road clearly shown in the aerial photograph coming off University Boulevard.  For more information see the Dunkirk Anglers website.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Photographs of Dunkirk Pond - March 2008

 

 

 Photograph by Paul Bexon - 2008

 

 Photograph by Paul Bexon - 2008

 

Photograph by Paul Bexon - 2008

 

 

 Photograph by Paul Bexon - 2008

 

 Photograph by Paul Bexon - 2008

 

Photograph by Paul Bexon - 2008

 

 

Memories

Let us know your memories of Dunkirk Pond

 

Do you have any historical information or other photographs of this area?  If so, email us with the details or write to us.

 

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