TL7174 : Lark in the Park, Mildenhall

taken 9 years ago, near to Mildenhall, Suffolk, Great Britain

Lark in the Park, Mildenhall
Lark in the Park, Mildenhall
The River Lark has been infested with american crayfish, which damage the banks and the local wildlife. Anglian Water had the clever idea of creating a crayfishing contest, with added attractions of a small fete. There were local bands, model aircraft flying (in that mowed patch across the back of the field), fairground rides, local organisations, odd bicycles to ride, fairground rides, and displays by emergency services UK and US (from the airbase).

In the 1890s the Lark was canalised from the sea to Bury St. Edmunds, possibly explaining why this section runs very straight and has a towpath.

The bridge across to an island in the Lark, used for this photo, has now gone (Noted August 2011), replaced by one further east that links directly to the opposite bank.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 July, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 1 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe  Water resources  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 7133 7435 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:20.4280N 0:30.8107E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 7127 7441
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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