Musings from the Museum 27

A historical look at this drainage landmark using images from the SGS collection with personal reminiscences.

Joseph Featherstone’s map of Deeping Fen, published in 1763.

Living in South Holland, we sit on the flood plains of two of the four rivers that flow into The Wash. Whereas most Spalding residents recognise the importance of the Coronation Channel and pumping station at Pode Hole for making the town a safe and flood free place to live, what about the rivers and drains downstream of our town?

One place that is often overlooked and mis-understood is Surfleet Reservoir. So why is it important and why “reservoir”?

Surfleet Reservoir

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