Springtime and Connaught Park Pond, Dover, Kent, United Kingdom (4)

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John Latter on March 26, 2007

Part of the pond in Connaught Park, Dover. On the left, the grounds rise up, first to the tennis courts, and then to the uppermost levels of the Park.

The upper pathway in the center of the photo soon branches off to a zig-zag path which then leads up to the Castle entrance (lots of squirrels along here).

Image taken Sunday morning, March 25th, 2007.

John Latter on November 29, 2007

Dover Distrct Council (DDC) have a webpage listing local "Parks and Open Spaces". The entry for Connaught Park reads:

This park is the first park established in Dover dating back to Victorian times.

Set on the hillside below Dover Castle it provides facilities for both recreational and sporting activities.

The open grass slopes provide a pleasant environment for a stroll offering excellent views across the town.

The lower part of the park is set out in a more traditional style with an ornamental lake (above photo) and lawns leading to an aviary.

Within the park there are both grass and hard tennis courts and a play area for children.

The DDC webpage also has entries for Kearsney Abbey and Pencester Gardens.

John Latter on August 29, 2009

The stone drinking fountain to the left of the fencing at the far end of the pond is inscribed, "THE GIFT OF E.F. ASTLEY MD 1883".

Click to see the whole of Connaught Park pond, taken from the north-west.

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  • Uploaded on March 26, 2007
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX Optio 33LF
    • Taken on 2007/03/25 09:43:22
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 17.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash