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23 August 2011

Take the kids paddling in Cock Pond

Apparently named after a pub called the Cock, on the site of what was previously a nice pub called the Frog and Forget-me-not, and is now a generic characterless pub called the Frog, Cock Pond is a children's paddling pool, on the North side of Clapham Common.


Unlike the older ponds on the common, Cock Pond in its present incarnation is a relatively new construction. Mount Pond, one of the other Clapham Common ponds, was famously where that Benjamin Franklin conducted scientific experiments, pouring oil on troubled waters and observing the results.

For more on Clapham Common, and Cock Pond, see http://www.localhistories.org/clapham.html

2 comments:

  1. fairly new construction.
    It still looks very much as it was back in 1950s when me Mum took me there every week. Weather permitting.

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  2. Yes, sorry, I meant 'fairly new' as in not Victorian/ Franklin era.

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