Notwithstanding the date, I really did see this eel nonchalantly making its way down the drain in New Lambton Park today.
Having established with reasonable certainty that Ralph Snowball’s 6 April 1900 drain photo was located in Hamilton North adjacent to the old gasworks site, I visited the spot yesterday to take a modern photo.
A couple of years ago I posted an article and some photos of a Douglas C47 transport aircraft that ended up in the storm water drain beside the Broadmeadow aerodrome during World War 2.
Last year I was examining an old black and white aerial photograph of the Broadmeadow area, and spotted something interesting …
|Article Date Event Date||Notes|
|11 Aug 1944|
10 Aug 1944
|A D.C. 47 Army transport plane, with 25 men on board, skidded 200 yards on a wet runway, hurtled through a fence and then crashed into a stormwater channel at Broadmeadow aerodrome.|
|12 Aug 1944|
10 Aug 1944
|Photo. The Douglas C47 transport plane in the stormwater channel at District Park aerodrome, Broadmeadow, where it landed in bad weather on Thursday.|
Spotted this week in Hamilton North … a school of Ferrum Rotata return to their native breeding ground for spawning season, continuing the remarkable cycle of life.
My article for the February edition of the Lambton and New Lambton Local is out now. This month on why the drains are not just good for ducks.