Blithfield Reservoir

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Date:1955 - 1965 (c.)

Description:This postcard view shows the causeway carrying the B5013 across Blithfield Reservoir.

Blithfield is the largest reservoir in Staffordshire, being 2 miles (3.2km) long, covering an area of 790 acres (320 hectares) with a maximum depth of 47 feet (14.3 metres). The reservoir which took around six years to complete was built by the South Staffordshire Water Works Company by constructing a dam across the nearby River Blithe. It was officially opened on 27 of October 1953 by Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.

This postcard was published by Francis Frith & Co., Ltd. Reigate

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