TL9617 : Abberton Reservoir

near to Layer Breton, Essex, Great Britain

Abberton Reservoir
Abberton Reservoir
Abberton Reservoir from the B1026 causeway. The valley was flooded in the 1930’s by the South Essex Water Company. The Reservoir was used for navigation and bomb run practice by 617 Squadron “The Dambusters” in 1943. Guy Gibson referred to it as “Colchester Lake” in his biography “Enemy Coast Ahead”. It is now a wildfowl reserve of international significance.
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Saturday, 13 August, 2005   (more nearby)
Monday, 15 August, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 963 173 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.1902N 0:50.8067E
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