Hi everyone! First, let me wish everyone a late Happy Independence Day! For my second post for photo of the week, I have decided to talk about one of the well known sites in Andover, Pomps Pond.
Pomps Pond is located off of Abbot Street. Like most ponds in Andover, it was probably formed by the melting glaciers that once covered New England. Pomp’s Pond was named after Pompey Lovejoy, a slave who lived in a cabin on the shore. He was the former slave of Captain William Lovejoy, who owned the pond in the 18th century. In 1920, Pomp’s Pond was used as the site for Camp Andover, and in 1923, it was converted into a public beach at the cost of $931.06. The following year, a gift of $2,000 was donated to build a bathhouse and create further improvements to the beach. Pomp’s Pond soon turned into a summertime hot spot.
Today, Pomp’s Pond is still a popular place to go in the summertime. Activities offered at Pomp’s Pond include swimming, walking, and canoeing. Pomp’s Pond is a great place to just relax and enjoy the summer!