Thanks to Nina Humphrey for these views of the Langdon
Reserve, December, 2010:
|1. Indy visits the air raid
shelter on the former plot of "Wendover"
|2. Michelle and her dog, Indy, on the
bridleway; Crown Hill in background
Karen Seber, who now lives in the area, has taken a
series of photographs of what the various locations look like at the
moment. If you knew the area before the 1980s, you could
be in for something of a surprise!!!
The corner of Forest Glade and Berry
Lane. The same point as in Deanna Walker's book, page 116. The
old Berry Lane (Shady Lane) is still there, but unfortunately there are
lots of houses on one side. To the left of this picture is what we
call The Pavilion or Great Berry Open Space.
This again is taken at the corner of
old Forest Glade and Berry Lane, but now it's the field that we call The
The same spot as in the last two pictures, but
looking straight ahead to Berry Lane. "Nightingales"
now crosses the lane. This is also where Deanna was standing on page
116 of her book.
View taken from old Forest Glade looking across the
field (Pavilion) and on its right hand side is the old Berry Lane (Shady
Old Forest Glade looking straight ahead as if going
towards Beech Hall Gardens which would be on its right hand side.
These directions are taken from Deanna's maps.
The old duck pond which has been there for a long
time. If you go ahead it brings you out to Denhurst Gardens.
This pond is in between former Crest Ave. and Margaret Ave..
Looking straight ahead to First Avenue - Everest
would have been on the right. Hillcrest Avenue is on the left,
further on. The path on the immediate left is a later addition and
now cuts through the middle of the plots on Hillcrest Avenue, such as
Vera-Joan, Wendover and Coombe Cottage.
The site of Everest
This one is a mystery to my friend Lisa and
myself. It is the remains of a house on Hillcrest Avenue. It
had an Anderson shelter further back. It belongs to the one with a
gate that has 1943 scratched on it.
Third Avenue looking up from Lower Dunton
Road. The Wildlife Trust Centre is on the right hand side.
The Haven, the plotlands museum
Hillcrest Avenue, taken from the top of Second
Avenue looking towards Third and Fourth Avenues.
The gatepost with 1943 scratched on it. It is
on Hillcrest Avenue, near Second Avenue.
Found behind the gate (above). You can still
make out the gas or water pipe sticking out. This old plot has quite
a few places with rubble to look at.
Hillcrest Avenue, Vera Joan and neighbouring plot
Wendover and the remains of the old poplar tree with
the overgrown hawthorn hedge, Vera-Joan to the left
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