I call this the fenced lake, probably because it's neither a lake (more a pond) and it isn't completely fenced,
there's just a fence on one side. Here, from the drone, in July, It's totally dried up.
But here is a still from a misty winter day, and you can see how high the water has become, following much
Practically, this pond serves as an accurate indicator of the amount of recent rain
we've been having, with the water level rising and falling quite considerably with rainfall.
A view of an adjacent housing estate, which features an area under construction. Newbury racecourse in the
Finally for this collection, here's a view showing the original control tower, now a visitors centre, just
right of centre. The two round areas were parking areas for giant bombers, undergoing inspection by cattle
here. Much of the runway is visible.
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