Buried drainage pipes in channel, some broken
Large pieces of stonework, also buried in channel
Stan gets all excited over his new set of wheels !
And finally, water flows into the pond - success!
Well, we really excelled ourselves this time. We got the muddiest ever! We cleared the channel down from Queen Anne's Well to the pond in Nursery Wood. Great fun and lots of getting stuck in the mud. The ground downhill from the well was really waterlogged and this channel should help with the drainage. We found a few old bits of pottery land drain and a pair of very large wheels, with tyres, which looked like part of a farm trailer.
We've checked since, and with all the rain, the channel is doing its job.