Paul Metcalfe was joined by a team of volunteers, members of the Rosedale History Society and Claire Shields from the NYMNP to dig out the old pond by the side of the road beside the farm.
The diggers efforts were overseen by the archaeologist Shaun Richardson. The intention was to clear out the overgrown pond and discover if any artefacts were recoverable, prior to the stone walling expert, John Randall from Westerdale, rebuilding the pond walls over the next few weeks.
UPDATE: the pond as at 5 June, showing the liner and progress on the walls:
Update 2: the pond as at 23 June, with the back wall now under construction and the pond filling up nicely.