Many thanks to the following for their picture contributions:

Colin Gray
London Aerial Photo Library
RAF Cadet Pilot Training School
Percy Vickery
Kay Woodward
Mark Saxby
Jason Williams
Owen Durrett
Owen Burnham
Richard Bond
Clint Clements
Barry Stevens

If you have any original photographs of Fleet Pond, past or present, contact Colin Gray.


Each year, Fleet Pond Society runs a photographic competition.

View the 2011 competition winners here

View the 2010 competition winners here

View the 2009 competition winners here

View the 2008 competition winners here

View the 2007 competition winners here

View the 2006 competition winners here

View the 2005 competition winners here

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General Images

Days Gone By

Floatplane trials c.1912. The Royal Engineers jetty – what remained in 1904 Fleet Pond frozen 1930s (Cormorant Island centre right) Children on the drained pond during WWII Yacht on Fleet Pond, Summer 1962 Homemade Ice Yacht on the pond in the winter of 1962 Canoeing on Fleet Pond, c. 1976 Volunteers laying the footpath to Sandy Bay. Volunteers constructing the northern footpath 1978. Volunteers fit the Carnival Bridge (near the railway), 1979 Batman & Robins - Carnival 1995

Check the History page for many more images and the story of Fleet Pond in slide show form.

Recent Work

Boardwalk Sandy Bay to Coldstream Glade 2002 JCB used to dig the Sandy Bay trench 2003 Gelvert Glade Boardwalk 2004 FPS new tractor in action on the Path Patch task on 13th May 2007 Lions take part in the Path Patch task on 13th May 2007


Common Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii) Marsh Cinquefoil (Potentilla palustris) Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus Yellow Loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris) ?? ?? ??


Pair of Common Toads (Bufo bufo) Slow-worm (Anguis fragilis) Southern Hawker dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea) Mute Swan family (Cygnus olor) ?? Male Adder (Vipera berus) A grass snake in Northern Reedbed Black Swan - Summer 2005 Clarence The English White Bull - 2005 Snake taking a Frog - Nature red in tooth and
claw, but an incident very rarely captured on film.! Wood Ants (Formica rufa Black Headed Gull on the Pond Black Headed Gull in flight Great Crested Grebe enjoys the Pond Water Vole Kingfisher A pair of Greylag Geese successfully bred two goslings in 2005 Reed Warbler Reed Warbler Fawn Deer A Sparrowhawk at Fleet Pond, 2007 A Sparrowhawk at Fleet Pond, 2007 A Starling at Fleet Pond, 2007