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The creation of Blagdon Lake

14 July, 2021 @ 19:30


Join Blagdon Local History Society for this Zoom webinar by Jacky Kerly.

Unimagined changes for the village when the Bristol Water Company embarked on the building of a dam, flooding a valley to create a reservoir and subsequently a world famous fishery.  All before today’s mechanisation.

Email [email protected] and get a link to join.


14 July, 2021


Blagdon Local History Society




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