TG2205 : Oldhall Road past Yarefield park

taken 8 years ago, near to Keswick, Norfolk, Great Britain

Oldhall Road past Yarefield park
Oldhall Road past Yarefield park
Note the herd of ponies behind the high security fence. This is where they got in > LinkExternal link.

Yarefield Park is a new business development > LinkExternal link located in Oldhall Road, just east of the A14 (Ipswich Road), south-east of the city of Norwich. Phase 1 of the development was completed in summer 2007. The location is not as yet marked on maps and satellite images still show an undeveloped site without buildings but the new industrial units can be seen on Google Streetview. A track used to lead from Oldhall Road to the long-closed rubbish dump, a short distance further to the east. This since disused track, turning off Oldhall Road, is now part of the business development site which has been surrounded by a high security fence, making the ground adjoining to the east inaccessible: the overgrown rubbish dump, now pastureland, is hemmed in by the Norwich to London mainline in the east, by the Norwich to Ely/Cambridge railway in the north and by the River Yare in the south, and access is effectively blocked by the security perimeter fence in the west > LinkExternal link.

However, a whole herd of ponies has mysteriously found a way inside the fenced-off area and is grazing the green (council-owned) pastures beyond > LinkExternal link. In bad weather the animals find shelter in the woodland adjoining Oldhall Road. Food appears to be thrown to them over the very high and sturdy perimeter fence along Oldhall Road, as is evidenced by all the hay caught in the top spikes, too high up to be reachable > LinkExternal link. According to locals the ponies are owned by travellers who cut the chain link fence, led the ponies inside, and then rewired the gaps shut again > LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 19 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 21 January, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 221 051 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.9125N 1:16.6846E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 221 051
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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