Readers’ Pictures

A countryside haven
A countryside haven

A countryside haven.

John D Thomson sent in this image of Straiton Pond.

Straiton Pond Local Nature Reserve nestles below the city bypass.

For over a century (1850 - 1950s), the pond was a working clay pit, supplying local brickworks with blue clay.

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