SE2741 : Penstock, Golden Acre dam

taken 3 years ago, near to Eccup, Leeds, Great Britain

Penstock, Golden Acre dam
Penstock, Golden Acre dam
This rather old capstan-style penstock control is locked incongruously with a modern cycle D-lock to prevent unauthorised use.
Golden Acre Park, Adel, Leeds :: SE2641

Advertised as covering an area of 137 acres (rather than the one implied by the name), Golden Acre has been a public park owned by Leeds City Council since 1945, prior to which it was an unsuccessful commercial venture in the 1930s. Given how many visitors it now attracts, the Council could probably make a tidy sum charging a modest admission fee (or at least charging for parking, which surprisingly is free).

The attractions in the park include impressive floral displays, themed 'demonstration' gardens, a wildfowl lake with observation hut, cafe, and extensive paths in both wooded and open areas.

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Date Taken
Monday, 14 May, 2018   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 22 May, 2018
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Water resources 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2714 4148 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:52.1295N 1:35.3252W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2714 4148
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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