PICTURES: River Wandle in Carshalton Park and next to Westcroft Leisure Centre

PICTURE: River Wandle next to Westcroft Leisure Centre

PICTURE: River Wandle next to Westcroft Leisure Centre

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Snappers have been out taking photos of the borough's newest river.

Recent heavy rains mean the Wandle now once again runs through Carshalton Park, from its historic source at the Grotto, and in the Grove park behind Westcroft Leisure Centre. 

The pool in Carshalton Park has also been refilled.

It is thought it is the first time the river has flowed there in more than 10 years.

Thanks to Kevin Lewis who took this stunning image of the Wandle in the Grove by Westcroft Leisure Centre (CLICK TO ENLARGE!)

Matthew Savage took these three beautiful pictures of the Wandle and the pool in Carshalton Park.

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This is how the riverbed by the Grotto usually looks.

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11:33pm Tue 4 Feb 14

leapy says...

That's Westcroft Canal not the Wandle!
That's Westcroft Canal not the Wandle! leapy
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5:17pm Fri 14 Feb 14

St Helier Boy says...

Back in the 1930's & 40's (when Carshalton was in Surrey !) a "Penny Special or Child" ticket would take us kids from Rose Hill on the 80 or 164 to the pond at Sutton Green. From there, the 654 trolley bus whisked us up the High Street and along Benhill Avenue, Up Ringstead hill and past "The Windsor Castle" to drop us outside Carshalton Park. Having exhausted ourselves rolly-pollying down into "The Canyon", we'd switch our attention to what I now know to be the Westcroft Canal (thank you, leapy!).. Somebody would produce a box of matches and we'd crawl on hands and knees into the creepy, dank darkness of the lower tunnels that we referred to as "the dungeons". Once some way along (fighting-off claustrophobia) somebody would invariably call-out, "There's ghost" or some-such, whereupon there'd be an almighty panic and a scramble to get out, to belt hell-for-leather along the dried-up riverbed (sorry, canal)!
As you can see, us kids were well-travelled , and steeped in culture in those days" Bill Mallion (Old St Helierite)
Back in the 1930's & 40's (when Carshalton was in Surrey !) a "Penny Special or Child" ticket would take us kids from Rose Hill on the 80 or 164 to the pond at Sutton Green. From there, the 654 trolley bus whisked us up the High Street and along Benhill Avenue, Up Ringstead hill and past "The Windsor Castle" to drop us outside Carshalton Park. Having exhausted ourselves rolly-pollying down into "The Canyon", we'd switch our attention to what I now know to be the Westcroft Canal (thank you, leapy!).. Somebody would produce a box of matches and we'd crawl on hands and knees into the creepy, dank darkness of the lower tunnels that we referred to as "the dungeons". Once some way along (fighting-off claustrophobia) somebody would invariably call-out, "There's ghost" or some-such, whereupon there'd be an almighty panic and a scramble to get out, to belt hell-for-leather along the dried-up riverbed (sorry, canal)! As you can see, us kids were well-travelled , and steeped in culture in those days" Bill Mallion (Old St Helierite) St Helier Boy
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