An image has been sent to me by a reader this week they tell me they’ve found on internet auction site eBid, but I can’t locate the sale: It’s a fascinating picture of Chasewater before it was developed, so it really is worth posting here.
This… is remarkable. We have a sail boat of some kind (sorry, my expertise with sailing craft is only surpassed by my knowledge of brain surgery) with other boats along an undeveloped shoreline. There is an ornate Pavillon in the background, with people dotted about, and a flagpole.
The image is remarkably clear and I’m interested in where it was taken from and looking towards, and what the date of it might be. The only real thing linking it to Chasewater is the postcard says ‘Norton Pool’.
Now I’ve heard mention of a pavilion before, and the sailing club is old, as mentioned in the 1950s news clipping from Aer Reg last week. So this could, theoretically, be a very old image.
If you can help with this query, I’d love to hear your views. You can comment here on this post, ping me on social media or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.
Cheers to the anonymous reader who sent the image in.
Just to add to this, there is from that sailboat probably a view of the Chasewater Dam pump house, about which there’s been lot of debate about in the past, and courtesy of reader and contributor Ruth Penrhyn-Lowe, we have from a previous article the clearest scan ever of a remarkable postcard, which gives far more detail than previously seen.
Thanks to Ruth – it seemed like a good accompanying image to get readers thinking!