Dew Ponds

The Smith family of Market Lavington were renowned pond diggers throughout the south of England. In 1969 the Country Life magazine featured the work of the last of the pond digging Smiths.

Article about Market Lavington dew pond diggers from a 1969 issue of Country Life

Article about Market Lavington dew pond diggers from a 1969 issue of Country Life

Here we present some extracts and images from the article.

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Pond digging members of the Smith family, alas, are no more but their memory lingers on at Market Lavington Museum

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