Birchinlee Village

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Birchinlee is the site of "Tin Town", a village built by the Derwent Valley Water Board for the workers (and their families) who constructed the Derwent and Howden Dams between 1902 and 1916. Most of the workers had previously been engaged in the construction, in Wales, of the Elan Valley Reservoirs where the accommodation was very basic. At Birchinlee, a "model village" was built; its infrastructure included hospitals, school, canteen (pub), post office, shops, recreation hall, public bath house, police station, railway station, rubbish dump with incinerator, and much else. One of the shops was a well stocked store owned by the Gregory brothers[1] from Tideswell. Accommodation consisted of workmen's huts, foremen's huts and married workmen's huts. The latter were decorated to a high standard, as photographs from the period confirm. The population rose to 900 people.

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Comments (69)

Ehsan1980 on July 15, 2013


عکس زیبایی است!

Sławek K. on July 17, 2013

Wonderful photo! I like it very much. Greeting & YSL

Frederic Baiges on July 22, 2013

Moltes gràcies Ehsan1980


Frederic Baiges on July 23, 2013

Moltes gràcies Sławek ®

tu andy on July 25, 2013

Beautiful shot. Very interesting monument. L 51. Greetings.

Frederic Baiges on July 25, 2013

Moltes gràcies Andy

Giorgos Dimitriadis on July 25, 2013

Very well composed,YsL 17/52 Best wishes,George

Frederic Baiges on July 27, 2013

Moltes gràcies George

Ricardo Filho on August 25, 2013

nice register

LIKE 53 + FAV 18

Best wishes, Ricardo

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 15, 2013
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    by Frederic Baiges
    • Taken on 2013/01/12 12:04:53
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 80.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash