Toddbrook Reservoir

The dam at Toddbrook. Source: Twitter By now most of the world will have read of the calamity at Toddbrook Reservoir above Whaley Bridge and seen the huge efforts to prevent the town becoming inundated by any collapse of the dam. Toddbrook reservoir is in Derbyshire and was built in 1838 for the Peak Forest […]

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The New River #2

The debate between the builders of the New River and the later, more famous waterways engineer, James Brindley, continues to be a part of debate. Was one or the other the more original concept in terms of waterways construction? In some respects neither were really original although the New River was more original than Brindley. […]

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