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In this section you can see samples of what does happen to the land when sandpits close.

Spinney Pool
Spinney Pool is one of the oldest Arnolds pits. When flooded, it created lots of opportunities for good fun. Lots of memories are attached to the place as it changed from a sand pit to pool, to rubbish pit to now finally an Industrial Estate. More...

Nature takes over former Quarries
Living next to a quarry, especially as work ends there, is a wonderful observation point to see how nature changes and new life takes over. Look at Pauline’s pictures collected over the years. More...

Tiddenfoot Waterside Park
Here you can learn about the changes that have taken place from the beginning of time: through Prehistoric times from the Jurassic period to the formation of the Greensand Ridge. Find out about the arrival of the Romans and how the name originated during the time of the Saxons. You can also learn about how the park has been used in modern times, including how it is now the site for a Waterside Festival. More...

What’s under the Golf Course?
An extract of a larger work deposited at Leighton Buzzard Library. More...

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