Filling in Ham Lands – by MW

You used to get the Ham River Grit Company, they must have been filling it up then.  They used to come past 24 hours a day down our road and I can also remember my sister and I, when the lakes were there, we used to go tadpoling over there.   Well, I suppose, when you’re small, it seems much bigger, doesn’t it?  It covered a good area, like it still does, really; it’s still interesting over there, though, isn’t it, with all the wildflowers.  I think there used to be pigs over there, didn’t there, on Ham Lands at some time?