SS9828 : Wimbleball Reservoir

near to Upton, Somerset, Great Britain

Wimbleball Reservoir
Wimbleball Reservoir
This little valley is now underwater. The picture was taken shortly before it was flooded in the mid-70s, with all the conifers that grew in the valley, cut down ready for hauling out. It was a curious sensation standing at the planned waters edge looking into a space, the space of the photo and more, that was about to be transformed for the purpose of attracting more people to live in the West Country. Did those additional houses that were able to be built, account for all the water stored in this space?
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Date Taken
1974   (more nearby)
Friday, 24 February, 2006
Reservoir > Reservoir   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SS 98 28 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 51:2.8112N 3:26.9592W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SS 98 28
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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