SJ8959 : A scene of tranquillity

taken 7 years ago, near to Biddulph Moor, Staffordshire, Great Britain

A scene of tranquillity
A scene of tranquillity
Viewed from across the Fishpool the gentleman was enjoying a sunny July day quietly fishing in the lake on Biddulph Grange Country Park.

The Fishpool was created in 1903 for Robert Heath, the then owner of Biddulph Grange. Not only did it provide fishing and boating for him and his family, but it also provided power for hydro-electric turbines that provided electricity for the house and workshop- one of the turbines has recently been restored by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council for powering the visitor centre ( LinkExternal link ). Another use was for providing water under pressure to a series of fire hydrants, these were deemed necessary after a serious fire in 1896. The lake is also stocked with several varieties of fish with fishing permits available ( LinkExternal link ).

Historical information is derived from Biddulph ("By the Diggings") A Local History, first published in 1980 and edited by Joseph Kennedy.
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Date Taken
Monday, 25 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 25 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Place (from Tags)
Country Park 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 898 590 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.7272N 2:9.1528W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 898 591
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Other Tags
Fishing  Angler  Lake  Country Park 

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