South West Water Collection

Official dynamiting marks the start of  work on the Avon Dam
Official dynamiting marks the start of work on the Avon Dam

At the start of work on the Avon Dam, officials stand around the planned top water level marker
At the start of work on the Avon Dam, officials stand around the planned top water level marker

Start of work on Avon Dam, showing officials standing near top water level marker and the first clod
Start of work on Avon Dam, showing officials standing near top water level marker and the first clod

View of site and early work on Avon Dam
View of site and early work on Avon Dam

View of site and early work on Avon Dam
View of site and early work on Avon Dam

Early construction of the Avon dam wall.
Early construction of the Avon dam wall.

Early construction of the Avon dam wall
Early construction of the Avon dam wall

Early construction of the Avon dam wall
Early construction of the Avon dam wall

Early construction of the Avon dam
Early construction of the Avon dam

Early construction of the Avon dam
Early construction of the Avon dam

Early construction of the foundations of the filtration plant
Early construction of the foundations of the filtration plant

Aerial view of the Avon Dam from downstream.
Aerial view of the Avon Dam from downstream.

Aerial view of the Avon Dam from upstream.
Aerial view of the Avon Dam from upstream.

Early construction of the filtration plant at Shipley
Early construction of the filtration plant at Shipley

Building the walls of the filtration plant at Shipley
Building the walls of the filtration plant at Shipley

Early construction of the filtration plant at Shipley
Early construction of the filtration plant at Shipley

Picture of the people associated with the building of the Avon Dam taken on site.
Picture of the people associated with the building of the Avon Dam taken on site.

Part of the flooded valley around Sheepstor bridge.
Part of the flooded valley around Sheepstor bridge.

Sheepstor Bridge
Sheepstor Bridge

Sheepstor Bridge
Sheepstor Bridge

Area of the Burrator Dam
Area of the Burrator Dam

Area of the Burrator Dam
Area of the Burrator Dam

Gathering of spectators for the start of work on the Burrator Reservoir
Gathering of spectators for the start of work on the Burrator Reservoir

Gathering of spectators and labourers for the start of work on the Burrator Reservoir
Gathering of spectators and labourers for the start of work on the Burrator Reservoir

Fishing feast
Fishing feast

Early construction of the filtration plant at Shipley
Early construction of the filtration plant at Shipley

Early construction of the filtration plant at Shipley
Early construction of the filtration plant at Shipley

Lord Mayor Bond at the Fishing Feast
Lord Mayor Bond at the Fishing Feast

Gathering for the start of work on the Burrator Reservoir
Gathering for the start of work on the Burrator Reservoir

The start of work on the Burrator Reservoir
The start of work on the Burrator Reservoir

Start of work on the Burrator Reservoir
Start of work on the Burrator Reservoir

Beginning work on the foundations of Burrator dam
Beginning work on the foundations of Burrator dam

Early work on Burrator Reservoir
Early work on Burrator Reservoir

Early work on Burrator Reservoir
Early work on Burrator Reservoir

Work on the Burrator Reservoir
Work on the Burrator Reservoir

Work on the Burrator Reservoir
Work on the Burrator Reservoir

Work on the Burrator reservoir
Work on the Burrator reservoir

Work on the Burrator reservoir
Work on the Burrator reservoir

Constructing the reservoir at Burrator: the diverted leat
Constructing the reservoir at Burrator: the diverted leat

Constructing the reservoir at Burrator: the diverted leat
Constructing the reservoir at Burrator: the diverted leat

Constructing the reservoir at Burrator: culverts
Constructing the reservoir at Burrator: culverts

Constructing the foundations of the reservoir at Burrator.
Constructing the foundations of the reservoir at Burrator.

A fissure in the construction of the Burrator dam.
A fissure in the construction of the Burrator dam.

Constructing the Burrator dam
Constructing the Burrator dam

Constructing the Burrator dam
Constructing the Burrator dam

Constructing the Burrator dam
Constructing the Burrator dam

Constructing the Burrator dam
Constructing the Burrator dam

Constructing the Burrator dam
Constructing the Burrator dam

Constructing the Burrator dam
Constructing the Burrator dam

Constructing the Burrator dam
Constructing the Burrator dam