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Sorry another Boon location , trying to work out the location of this pond of boon series 4 , video clip link below in 3 parts of the pond on the video, not an easy one to locate I think thought maybe Pinders Ponds at West Bridgford the Hook way near the Trent.

http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/burtkt/media/boonpond.mp4.html

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Hi

Thanks for the replies , I know Martin's Pond and is too big, Wollaton Park would fall into the same group, on the short open shot of the video the character from Boon is walking through a field to the pond.

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Hello,

Hope I can help, I recall an article in the Evening Post about the actor who played Boon noticing the fish in the rectangular ornamental pond at Newstead were in trouble - gasping at the surface for air. The Fire Service was called and they used their hoses to pump gallons of water into the pond, thereby saving the fish. It was one of those thundery, very close weather occasions, which does deplete the oxygen levels in lakes and ponds. I'm guessing if Boon was filmed there that they could have used the Newstead Lake at the front of the house and, f not there, then possibly Clumber Park, just a bit further up the A614.

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Hello,

Hope I can help, I recall an article in the Evening Post about the actor who played Boon noticing the fish in the rectangular ornamental pond at Newstead were in trouble - gasping at the surface for air. The Fire Service was called and they used their hoses to pump gallons of water into the pond, thereby saving the fish. It was one of those thundery, very close weather occasions, which does deplete the oxygen levels in lakes and ponds. I'm guessing if Boon was filmed there that they could have used the Newstead Lake at the front of the house and, f not there, then possibly Clumber Park, just a bit further up the A614.

Nice story there does seem many ponds at Newstead.

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During the 1980's I worked for Central as a freelance armourer and worked on several episodes of Boon unfortunately not that one.

But if memory serves some of the location shots were done at the Langley Hall Hotel and there are several ponds in that area.

Colin

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I worked at Central for most of the time they were at Lenton Lane. I put your query on a site for former Central Staff, and it's confirmed that it was the lake at Newstead Abbey. And that comes from people who were there at the time! (including the actual guy who rang the fire brigade to come and pump water into the lake)

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I worked at Central for most of the time they were at Lenton Lane. I put your query on a site for former Central Staff, and it's confirmed that it was the lake at Newstead Abbey. And that comes from people who were there at the time! (including the actual guy who rang the fire brigade to come and pump water into the lake)

Many thanks Mr C

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A rather young looking Freddie Jones in that first piece of film (He's a friend on my Mums side of the family )

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Sherwood Zoo didn't have that many cages !!

I think it could be Twycross though.

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I worked at Central for most of the time they were at Lenton Lane. I put your query on a site for former Central Staff, and it's confirmed that it was the lake at Newstead Abbey. And that comes from people who were there at the time! (including the actual guy who rang the fire brigade to come and pump water into the lake)

I was up at Newstead Abbey in the week , I was trying to work out where about the filming was done on the lake, take it was the upper lake that was used for the scene, but I could not work out which spot, I know there are quite a few ponds also around the Newstead estate, the rosebay willowherb are quite distinctive on the clip.

http://s1058.photobu...onpond.mp4.html

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