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Hi All

Some help required as to the location of the Hamlet of Damflask before the construction of the Reservoir if using the Yacht Club boathouse as a reference point.

Regards

Southside

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Hi All

Some help required as to the location of the Hamlet of Damflask before the construction of the Reservoir if using the Yacht Club boathouse as a reference point.

Regards

Southside

the village was on the far side of the reservoir, just below loxley road. their was just a few houses, a pub, shop, wire mills etc

it was located near the dam wall, stretching back towards bradfield. the village was never rebuilt after the sheffield flood

mick

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the village was on the far side of the reservoir, just below loxley road. their was just a few houses, a pub, shop, wire mills etc

it was located near the dam wall, stretching back towards bradfield. the village was never rebuilt after the sheffield flood

mick

Thanks for that Mick. My ancesters lived in the village before and after the time of the flood.

Regards

Southside

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Thanks for that Mick. My ancesters lived in the village before and after the time of the flood.

Regards

Southside

I can put up a section of the 1853 map if you're interested.

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I can put up a section of the 1853 map if you're interested.

That would be most appreciated Gramps.

Regards Southside

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I'm afraid this on the very edge of the map but it does show most of the old hamlet I think.

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Some Google Earth magic...

Nice overlay :) .....remarkable how little the field boundaries have changed over 160 years.

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Overlay one two and three .. lol

In the past I spent a lot of time fishing at Dam Fask,

one area on the reservoir that we always referred to as 'the point' (marked)

I was on good terms with most of the water bailiffs at the time,

and one who lived local near to the Nags Head PH always

spoke of the point as being an 'old Road'

It can be seen quite clearly in this third image when the water level was low.

ukelele lady has posted a photo when Dam Flask was at very low level in 1948,

and an old stone bridge is visible ... link here

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Overlay one two and three .. lol

In the past I spent a lot of time fishing at Dam Fask,

one area on the reservoir that we always referred to as 'the point' (marked)

I was on good terms with most of the water bailiffs at the time,

and one who lived local near to the Nags Head PH always

spoke of the point as being an 'old Road'

It can be seen quite clearly in this third image when the water level was low.

ukelele lady has posted a photo when Dam Flask was at very low level in 1948,

and an old stone bridge is visible ... link here

My father-inlaw worked and lived in various water works homes including Dam House, he is

seen in these photographs 1948.

A diver went down to try to fix a ruptured valve but failed, most of the water were then drained out

hence the photograph of three littlle boys [one my husband] stood on the exposed bridge.

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Can't seem to get the pictures through. After I've uploaded them the "manage current attachments" doesn't

show, just a box saying "bb code help" ??? :(

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Can't seem to get the pictures through. After I've uploaded them the "manage current attachments" doesn't

show, just a box saying "bb code help" ??? :(

Forum Gremlins .. :unsure:

We have had similar things like that before,

It should right itself in a day or two.

"I" hope

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one area on the reservoir that we always referred to as 'the point' (marked)

I was on good terms with most of the water bailiffs at the time,

and one who lived local near to the Nags Head PH always

spoke of the point as being an 'old Road'

From the maps on old-maps.co.uk it looks like that would be correct--just off the left edge of Gramp's map the road marked as Flask Hill makes a sharp turn.

Jeremy

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Can't seem to get the pictures through. After I've uploaded them the "manage current attachments" doesn't

show, just a box saying "bb code help" ??? :(

Try clearing your 'cookies'.

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Westers and *Harder. paper manufacturers.

And a mention of the Whitham grinding wheel.

1836.

*Hardern in a previous article (1812)

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On 04/09/2009 at 22:11, SteveHB said:

Overlay one two and three .. lol

post-188-1252098743_thumb.jpg

In the past I spent a lot of time fishing at Dam Fask,

one area on the reservoir that we always referred to as 'the point' (marked)

I was on good terms with most of the water bailiffs at the time,

and one who lived local near to the Nags Head PH always

spoke of the point as being an 'old Road'

It can be seen quite clearly in this third image when the water level was low.

ukelele lady has posted a photo when Dam Flask was at very low level in 1948,

and an old stone bridge is visible ... link here

I had a drive over to Low Bradfield to see how low the water level was in Dam Flask, its not low enough to see any signs of the old Hamlet of Dam Flask but if we don`t get any serious rain fall soon i think we might get to see the old bridge last seen when the Dam was drained for repair work in 1948.

There is a link in the post above about to a photograph of the old bridge over to the Hamlet.

My 3rd Great Grandfather lived and worked in the old Hamlet where he owned a wheelwright business, the census taken in 1871 shows he was still living there for at least 8 more years after the Great Flood of 1863.

Anyone know the year the Hamlet was finally abandoned to make way for the Dam?

Thanks

Southside

Dam Flask 1.jpg

Dam Flask 2.jpg

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My 2x gt grandad John King was killed age 25 along with 3 others on night of 11th March 1864 whilst working a night shift at Shaw & Co's Wire Mill at Damflask.  Here are  photos taken day after of Wire Mill & dam . You can see that if the men had been at the back of the mill they may have survived.

Dale Dyke dam breach from inside.jpg

Dale Dyke dam day after flood.jpg

Shaw's Wire Mill view from downstream.jpg

shaws wire mill where John King killed.jpg

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