Thursday, 2 June 2011

Swanwick Pool

Two of our local pubs have some fantastic, old, black and white photographs showing river scenes from years ago. Walking along by Swanwick pool it's easy to imagine things haven't changed much in the last 70 years or so.

Egret's are still common on the river, this was wading in the peaceful shallows, close by the shore.

You could imagine this handsome motor yacht Bounty, gliding along the river, faint 30's jazz music drifting across the still water in the rippled wake as she steams away.

Sadly the reality is, that you don't have to look very far to see the effects of development and crowding which have characterised the last seven decades.

But it's still a great place to live!

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