Kenwood Ladies’ Pond

I decided to print this small set of photos taken since 2000 as I feel now more than ever people are missing the Ponds so much. Its been difficult not being able to go there for a swim and I thought that this little book would help bring back lovely memories of such a wonderful place.

I would like to dedicate this book to all the remarkable women in our lives.

To purchase a copy click here.

All proceeds from the sale of the book are going to the Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation (

To watch a short film about it click here.


“I was really touched that Ruth decided that the proceeds from this book should go to the Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation (, a charity founded in my daughters name. Alexandra loved the Ladies Pond and spoke often of its magic, so its lovely to see that recorded in these beautiful photographs.”

Lindsey Wylie, Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation (AWTF) founder.

AWTF provides children and vulnerable adults with basic needs (such as food, clothing and household necessities) as well as educational and cultural experiences.


Ruth would like to thank:

Leah Jewett – Editor

Malik Huzayfah – layout, book design and photo editing.

Hak Huseyin at Absolute Print – printing the book

Jane Lawrence (fiddle), Jo Veal (clarinet), Sian Phillips (accordion) for providing the music that accompanies the film, 20 years at Kenwood Ladies Pond