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  • Dam building in the Elan Valley, c. 1903

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The remarkable scheme of dams and reservoirs in the Elan Valley at the turn of the century attracted a great deal of interest and a number of postcards were produced at the time recording the progress of the work. This example shows water pouring over the wall of Pen-y-gareg dam as work continues on building the central tower. The cantilevered timber structure carried a railway track to deliver building materials to the dam - a rather alarming arrangement with water cascading down close by.

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