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Barry Ray Year: 1910 Villages: HandcrossThe lake at Nymans
The lake at Nymans (or “Cow Woods” as it was named on the postcard) was constructed for the iron-making industry which took place a few yards from the far end of the dam. In the 1970s my father acquired a hand-drawn map indicating with a cross the location of a cache of cannonballs made at the lake. According to the map it seems that these were stashed on the edge of a track just to the north of Dillions Farm. Armed with a metal detector my father and I went to locate the cannonballs, but much to the relief of both our wives we found no trace. I feel certain that they are there somewhere, but meanwhile the map has been mislaid for several decades.
The elegant boat house is no longer there but the foundations are still visible.
Picture added on 29 January 2012 at 14:58
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