|The group admires the flowering Blackthorn tree.|
Tucked away in a quiet corner of Devizes is "Drew's Pond" a nature reserve nestling in a small dip in the hills. There are several springs here, and a large pond has formed, which, during the last century, fed the streams that drove the many watermills in the area. It is a verdant, tree covered place of great beauty, where the birds sing and wild flowers and ferns bedeck the ground. At bluebell time, a carpet of blue, with yellow celendine, covers the woodland. Part of this wood was once the burial ground of the nearby "Roundway Hospital," a huge institution which has now been converted into apartments and houses. Green Lane hospital was built nearby to replace some of the psychiatic services onced housed in the old asylum.
|Tombstone marking an unknown grave. In the last century many woman who had babies out of wedlock, found themselves locked up in asylums. Some spent their whole lives hospitalized.|
|Rangebourne Mill, one of many water mills that were once driven by water collected in Drew's Pond.|