SD9431 : Gorple Cottages

taken 13 years ago, 4 km from Blackshaw Head, Calderdale, Great Britain

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Gorple Cottages
Gorple Cottages
These 1930s houses stand isolated below Gorple Lower Reservoir.

On a Monday morning in November 1965 Mr Robert Akrigg, the 55-year-old reservoir keeper, left his home at Gorple Cottages to check water gauges on the reservoir gathering grounds in treacherous weather, and failed to return. After 69 days the snows receded to reveal the body of Mr Akrigg who had lost his life to the sudden and ferocious elements of the wild moors. This tragedy led to the foundation of the Calder Valley Search and Rescue team.
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SD9431, 57 images   (more nearby )
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Sunday, 28 August, 2005   (more nearby)
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Monday, 2 January, 2006
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Cottages   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 946 312 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:46.6263N 2:5.0053W
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