TL9617 : Abberton Reservoir

taken 12 years ago, 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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TL9617, 20 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 August, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 15 August, 2005
Category
Reservoir > Reservoir   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 963 173 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:49.1902N 0:50.8067E
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