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Report - Bradfield Water Treatment Works - Low Bradfield - Dec 2016

UrbanBloodyBear

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History:

The water works was built in 1913 to filter and treat water taken from the Dale Dike (the cause of the 1864 great flood of Sheffield),and Agden reservoirs in the nearby Loxley Valley. The water works was cutting edge technology in it's time and it even had the first telephone to be installed in Bradfield back in 1930 apparently.
In 1974 the Yorkshire Water Authority took over and then during the Thatcher government some years later, the entire UK water industry was privatised with the Water Act of 1989. The pumping house at Lower Bradfield was abandoned in 1994 when a new pump house and processing plant was built Further down the Loxley valley. According to the locals the building attracts unwanted visitors and is a constant eyesore and a morbid reminder of Lower Bradfields grim past

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Ah-Me

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Looks like they've updated the dog graffiti now includes bone & collar .. was there in Oct 2016 with my 12yr old son .. great entry level explore with some decent graffiti ..