On the shore

A familiar image of Norton Pool Dam (Chasewater) from around 1910. Image posted on Facebook by Dean Rogers. Click for a full size version.

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.

Any observations? Please do comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.

This is clearly a companion to the top image, and is splendid, I’ve never seen it before.. Image posted on Facebook by Dean Rogers. Click for a full size version.

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3 Responses to On the shore

  1. Ian James says:

    On the left of the second image it looks to be the pavillion shown on some maps eg the 1919 one.

  2. Looking at the photos reminded me of the boulders that cover the dam wall that I remember being covered with a thick layer of bitumen type gunk – were they some sort of furnace waste? They looked odd to me but I’m not a geology geek.

  3. aerreg says:

    grate photo shot i stand correcting this must be the spot where the whale hunters were not the swag as i said previousley god bless keep hunting we may see the legenary monster of yester year yet ha ha

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