There are signs that work has been going on at other locations on Manor farm. They don't appear to be dramatic. I did notice a lorry dumping a load next to the soil heap near the pump station. I was too far away to see what it was. This may involve me taking a wander along Cormorant lake to see what is going on.
The pump is back. Either a brand new one or the existing one has been refurbished. I guess work cannot continue along the shores of the ponds and lakes until their levels have been reduced.
I'm afraid to say that the oak tree at the mouth of the Colebrook in the copse has had a slight mishap. It was inevitable. It's damaged part has finally succumbed to time, gravity and the elements and fallen down. I believe, some of the oak tree survives, as I remember the damaged bit (caused by fire or lighting) occurred only on one side of it.
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