Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The English Heritage Archive. John Gay

Witnessing the launch at Highgate Ponds
7 Nov 2014 | From Ilona of UK

The postcard shows children playing and launching a toy sailboat at the Highgate Ponds. The Highgate Ponds, or Hampstead Ponds, are three large freshwater swimming ponds — two designated single sex, and one for mixed bathing — fed by the headwater springs of the River Fleet — in Hampstead Heath, North London, England. They were originally dug in the 17th and 18th centuries as reservoirs.

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