NT9411 : Ponds south-east of Wether Cairn

taken 9 years ago, 4 km from Biddlestone, Northumberland, Great Britain

Ponds south-east of Wether Cairn
Ponds south-east of Wether Cairn
A small cluster of 4 or 5 ponds in this location, clearly visible on aerial photos. They are perfectly round, of similar size but of varying depth. There is a larger one just north of the fence. One in particular has a raised edge and looks clearly artificial. Did they originate through quarrying or are they bomb-craters associated perhaps with the crash of a Halifax bomber after an engine fire reportedly on Wether Cairn in 18th February 1945? A record for this accident was found in a cached web site of the Air Crash Investigation and Archaeology (ACIA) at LinkExternal link. The shallower ones (like that in the foreground) were alive with frogs and frogspawn.
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NT9411, 9 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 20 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 21 March, 2009
Category
Ponds   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 943 113 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:23.7645N 2:5.4376W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 943 113
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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