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Re: Redmire Pool

Post by J.T » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:57 pm

On a completely different note.

Does anyone know if the Sword in the shallows has been found yet?
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Re: Redmire Pool

Post by Barbulus » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:35 pm

Having returned "home" recently and "catching up" may I add well done Skeff; absolutely the man for it and if I can assist I will be happy to do so. I too loved my time there - the magic remains if different - the nights still very black - but the sympathetic restoration and management outlined is overdue and vital. An amazing place that needs work to protect and enhance some of our history for those who care.

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Re: Redmire Pool

Post by Trevor » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:17 pm

J.T wrote:On a completely different note.

Does anyone know if the Sword in the shallows has been found yet?
You really should be more careful where you leave your medieval weaponry

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Re: Redmire Pool

Post by JAA » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:22 pm

Trevor wrote:
J.T wrote:On a completely different note.

Does anyone know if the Sword in the shallows has been found yet?
You really should be more careful where you leave your medieval weaponry
...said the Lady-in-waiting to the Knight. :laugh1:

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Re: Redmire Pool

Post by J.T » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:51 am

Very amusing chaps... :Chuckle:

However the sword is not mine and was not left there by me. :Cool:
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Re: Redmire Pool

Post by Zebedee » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:34 pm

Were the place mine, I'd get a friendly limnologist in before starting any major de-silting operation. And certainly establish some objective, measurable criteria at the outset against which future assessments can be made. To what extent has agricultural run-off contributed to eutrophication or silt problems - the lake has shown red discolouration in the past - compared with say, constant or indiscriminate groundbaiting? I'm surmising here as I'm not familiar with the pond.

Deep silt has probably been a feature of that pond for well over 100 years, probably much longer. It could have well have contributed to the water's historic success since its first stocking with carp in the 1930s as bloodworm content is likely to have been very high. Moreover, deep silt sitting against an old dam wall can also, inadvertently, provide some protection against water leaks through the lower levels of the dam. The most important aspect of any impounded water is the dam (and associated structures). I would start from there. You may not need to remove as much silt as you think. I'd probably aim, as a rough goal, for levels shown in those early diagrams made in the 1950s rather than scrape the bottom dry.

Reading the book "Redmire Pool" leaves the impression that the place has been rather casually managed at times in the past. Why remove and disperse 17lbs fish from the pond, for example? For what real (as opposed to imagined) reason?

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Re: Redmire Pool

Post by Mushy » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:35 pm

I think Skeff knows what he is doing !!!
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Re: Redmire Pool

Post by Barbulus » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:26 pm

Which reminds me Mushy ....thinking of Skeff ..... Ashmead is a must now that I am sorted from the House Move !

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Post by Zebedee » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:50 pm

Mushy wrote:I think Skeff knows what he is doing !!!
Apologies; I wasn't suggesting he didn't. I was offering a view as someone who once, very enthusiastically, removed more silt than necessary, exposed an old masonry dam face and ended up with a continuing maintenance problem.

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Re: Redmire Pool

Post by Trevor » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:37 pm

J.T wrote:Very amusing chaps... :Chuckle:

However the sword is not mine and was not left there by me. :Cool:
So what's the story?
I've heard the one about the teapot, but not the sword.

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