Nice picture of Arbourthorne / Eastern Avenue pond History Dude.
It looks pretty similar today except that, -
They have built some proper little pondside staging to facilitate fishing.
Those 1967 Finnegan houses in the background on the Erringtons are now largely gone, - they are in the process of removing all the prefabricated housing of this type over the next 3 years.
When those on the Algars go it will enlarge the area of Arbourthorne Playing fields unless they intend building on it yet again.
The pondside staging to facilitate fishing.
I think I called them "levees", borrowing the word from the deep south Mississippi steamer days, although they are not on the same scale, or really for the same purpose.
Now, notice those Finnegan houses in the background of both History Dudes picture and mine.
Notice how in my picture some of them are boarded up and have scaffolding around them.
They are in the process of being demolished over the next 3 years
Here is a close up of one of the ones from the earlier pond picture
The demolition started in November 2009, in fact the new Northern Avenue Health Centre is being built on cleared ground.
I already have hundreds of photos of demolished Finnegan houses and I intend doing a topic on this work in due course when the work is completed.
Having survived the 1962 gale in a prefab in this locality I have a certain affinity wirh demolition of prefabricated housing.