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River Douglas


River Douglas, Coppull Lane December 1981
Photo: Philip Croasdale
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River Douglas, Coppull Lane December 1981.

Comment by: Cyril on 22nd December 2016 at 13:43

A one time haven of wildlife, sadly ruined by the eyesore of a dam and man made flood plain having being constructed, this was called for after the natural flood plain at Newtown/Marsh Green was allowed to be built on.

Comment by: chris southworth on 23rd December 2016 at 09:16

Well said Cyril.

Comment by: Philip Cunliffe on 26th December 2016 at 18:44

I was interested to hear that the flood defences were placed there because of building further downstream in the Marsh Green area. I had assumed the "dams" had been built to keep water back and prevent town centre flooding.This I know did happen to Douglas House , at a guess 30 years ago. I am not disputing what you say but would be interested to know a little more.

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