Photographer's Note

Hello Everyone,

My photograph was taken in Ball Grove Park. The building, by the lake, is a very popular cafe but, like all eateries, has suffered during the pandemic. At last, it is able to open and serve food or drinks at the outside tables.

This parkland and the building used to be part of a huge tannery and, where I was standing to take the photograph, is a channel which used to be a link between the nearby river and the lake.

I think what the local council has achieved here is a fine example of how things can be changed and adapted for the benefit of all.

Although the tannery was a great success for more than a hundred years, in 1971 the company became bankrupt and during 1971 and 1974, the main mill building was demolished. The land reverted to the council, which turned it into a public park.

It is possible to see birds, butterflies and wild flowers, depending upon the time of year, and, as I have shown previously, there is a playground for young children.

Thank you for stopping by, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9620 W: 378 N: 22267] (87322)
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