South West Water Archives

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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