Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll) wrote,
Stevie Carroll
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Videos of Drowned Villages

Since I've been posting excerpts elsewhere about drowned buildings, I thought it was time I pulled together all my video references into one post. Most concern Derwent Village, which I photographed bits of the other week, but there are also references to Ashopton, which was far more deeply submerged.

From the British Pathe archive:

1946: Ashopton Village is submerged under the waters of Ladybower Reservoir. Shots of where the village stood, but no sound.

1947: Derwent Village emerges from under the waters of Ladybower Reservoir. Longer version without sound.

1949: Drought footage without sound, including Ladybower Reservoir. And a version with sound.

From the Yorkshire Film Archive

1959: Vixen Films -- The Empty Dams has footage of Ladybower, but not online. This does at least partly confirm the suspicion I had (backed up by The Times online archives that it was 1959, not 1955, when the village was visible again). I shall check Dad's reference books on Friday as well.

From YouTube:

1996: A series of three films exploring Derwent Village and showing just how much is still there after over forty years. Part One. Part Two. Part Three.
Tags: architectural heritage, fake history project, films, for reference, real life, truth stranger than fiction
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