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Gledhow Valley area, dredging of Gledhow Valley Lake in progress

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Gledhow Valley area, dredging of Gledhow Valley Lake in progress
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6th June 1956. Image taken in the Gledhow Valley area, from a field close to Gledhow Hall which slopes down to Gledhow Valley Lake. The lake, where dredging is in progress, can just be seen in the background, towards the left. The trees are part of Gledhow Valley Woods.

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E. Marriott

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This is a view from the top of the hill near Gledhow Hall with the lake just visible on the left of the picture,two thirds of the way up. It was obviously taken as the lake was being dredged, from about the point where one of two huge traction engines was sited. The drag lines which pulled the sled back and forth can be seen running diagonally across the picture. Beneath the row of large trees is the wall of banked earth built to retain the mud dragged up from the lake. The banking remains, though the accumulated mud eventually became level with the top of it, and it is now overgrown with trees. The driveway to Gledhow Hall was just on the otherside of the banking and can still be traced. Off the right-hand side of the picture, the drive bends to the right, and runs through a cutting up towards the hall.

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19-Nov-2011

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E. Marriott

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This is a view from the top of the hill near Gledhow Hall with the lake just visible on the left of the picture,two thirds of the way up. It was obviously taken as the lake was being dredged, from about the point where one of two huge traction engines was sited. The drag lines which pulled the sled back and forth can be seen running diagonally across the picture. Beneath the row of large trees is the wall of banked earth built to retain the mud dragged up from the lake. The banking remains, though the accumulated mud eventually became level with the top of it, and it is now overgrown with trees. The driveway to Gledhow Hall was just on the otherside of the banking and can still be traced. Off the right-hand side of the picture, the drive bends to the right, and runs through a cutting up towards the hall.

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19-Nov-2011

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Kathryn

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The smell was appalling while this was going on, but afterwards the whole hillside where the sludge had been spread was a mass of willow herb and it looked wonderful to eight year old eyes

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23-Oct-2012

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Andy Limbert

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I was born in 139 Gledhow Lane just around the corner from Gledhow Valley Woods. We use to sledge down this hill before the dredging was undertaken. The mud left on the hill, dried and left large crack in it, and was an eye-sore for a long time, after it was completed. The traction engines used were a great fascination to we young boys, and I can still remember the sound of the whistle used to indicate to the drivers, to either let out, or take in the cable, to drag the sledge up the hill.

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14-Dec-2012

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