While I’m busy, a couple of great postcard images reach me from Dean Rogers in the Norton Canes History Group – these are of Norton Pool (now Chasewater) around 1910 and seem to have been taken at the same time.
The reason I feature them here is that they are remarkable quality scans of one familiar image (where the group are sat on the breakwater) and one I’ve not seen before, from just about where the slipway is today.
The most remarkable thing is both images give high quality depictions of the lost pump-house on the dam that used to return water from the canal below into Chasewater, which has previously be the subject of much discussion here.
Also interesting to note how little the dam has changed in a century.
Cheers to Dean for the images, cracking stuff.
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