Happy new year from all at the Dukeshouse Heritage Woodland Project.
Below is a photograph from around 1864 of the boating pond which is still to be found in the wood, though it’s now overgrown and difficult to access. The rather splendid looking gentleman in the boat is John W. Mounsey, nephew of Edward Backhouse for whom Duke’s House was built. Wouldn’t it be great if the pond were cleared and returned to its original state? 🙂
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Thanks to Andy Bates