In 2017 I drove up to the Derwent Dams for the first time in several years. This afternoon as I was going through more boxes of slides that my father left, I came across these ones of the dams. They were taken during 1959, when a severe drought affected Central, Eastern and North-East England between February and November.
An almost empty Ladybower Reservoir, looking towards the Snake Pass.
It looks as if this group may be attempting to salvage building materials that were exposed by the drought.
The remains of one of the villages submerged to make way for the reservoirs.
Graffiti was clearly a thing in 1959. I wonder who Julie was?
… and for that matter, who was Winifred?
A rather empty Derwent Reservoir.