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Reservoir Collection

Background imageReservoir Collection: The Mohne Dam Breached; Second World War, 1943

The Mohne Dam Breached; Second World War, 1943
Aerial photograph showing the Mohne Dam and reservoir (top) after the Dambusters raid of 1943. On the 16th May, Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron, led by Guy Gibson

Background imageReservoir Collection: Water shortage and supply: Londons water stores, 1921

Water shortage and supply: Londons water stores, 1921
Seriously depleted by drought: Londons water stores in 1921 for seven million people, spread over 558 square miles.The Thames estuary is viewed looking east, towards the sea

Background imageReservoir Collection: Planet earth as perceived by Cosmas

Planet earth as perceived by Cosmas, with walls on either side of the Heavens, a transparent firmament, a reservoir of waters above the planet, and above them the Empyrean vault

Background imageReservoir Collection: Rhayader, Wales - Craig-y-alt-Goch dam

Rhayader, Wales - Craig-y-alt-Goch dam
Craig-y-alt-Goch dam, in the Elan Valley, Rhayader, Wales. The reservoir supplies water to Birmingham - 80 miles away! Date: circa 1920s

Background imageReservoir Collection: Silent Valley, Co. Down

Silent Valley, Co. Down - a view of the Valley as it exists today, as a water reservoir. (Location: Northern Ireland; County Down; Mournes). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageReservoir Collection: Banagher Reservoir, Dungiven

Banagher Reservoir, Dungiven - a view of the reservoir with two boats in the foreground. (Location: Northern Ireland; County Londonderry; Dungiven). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageReservoir Collection: New River Head

New River Head
In 1609 a scheme to bring much needed water into London from wells in Hertfordshire was designed by a Mr Hugh Myddleton. His plan was to end his New River just below the summit of Islington Hill

Background imageReservoir Collection: Reservoir of the Sealed Fountain near Bethlehem, 1800s

Reservoir of the Sealed Fountain near Bethlehem, 1800s. Serbaloio del Fons Signatus. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Corsi after Giulio Ferrario in his Costumes Ancient

Background imageReservoir Collection: Entrance to the bazaar or market of Jerusalem, Israel, 1800s

Entrance to the bazaar or market of Jerusalem, Israel, 1800s
Entrance to the bazaar, besestein or market of Jerusalem, Israel, 1800s. Ingresso del mercato. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Corsi after Giulio Ferrario in his Costumes Ancient

Background imageReservoir Collection: Queen Mary Reservoir plane crash, 1937

Queen Mary Reservoir plane crash, 1937
The wreckage of an airplane belonging to the Midland Bank Flying Club, which crashed into Queen Mary reservoir, near Staines, Middlesex in 1937

Background imageReservoir Collection: Leighton Reservoir, Masham Moor in the 1930s

Leighton Reservoir, Masham Moor in the 1930s

Background imageReservoir Collection: Swinsty Reservoir, Washburn valley in the 1930s

Swinsty Reservoir, Washburn valley in the 1930s

Background imageReservoir Collection: Panoramic view of Edgbaston Reservoir, Birmingham

Panoramic view of Edgbaston Reservoir, Birmingham. Originally known as Rotton Park Reservoir and referred to in some early maps as Rock Pool Reservoir, is a canal feeder reservoir in Birmingham

Background imageReservoir Collection: Building mortar mill for Clough Bottom Reservoir, Rossendale

Building mortar mill for Clough Bottom Reservoir, Rossendale
Building a mortar mill for the construction of Clough Bottom Reservoir, Rossendale, in the 1890s. Date: 1890s

Background imageReservoir Collection: Construction of Clough Bottom Reservoir, Rossendale

Construction of Clough Bottom Reservoir, Rossendale, in the 1890s. Date: 1890s

Background imageReservoir Collection: Claerwen Dam, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, Wales

Claerwen Dam, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, Wales - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageReservoir Collection: Garreg Ddu Reservoir, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, Wales

Garreg Ddu Reservoir, Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, Wales - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageReservoir Collection: Turkey - Istanbul - Artificial basin in the Belgrad Forest

Turkey - Istanbul - Artificial basin in the Belgrad Forest
Ottoman Empire. Turkey. Constantinople (today Istanbul). Artificial basin in the Belgrad Forest. Engraving by Lemaitre, Danvin and Cholet

Background imageReservoir Collection: Turkey. Constantinople - Cistern of Philoxenos

Turkey. Constantinople - Cistern of Philoxenos
Ottoman Empire. Turkey. Constantinople (today Istanbul). Cistern of Philoxenos or Binbirdirek Cistern, The 1001 columns. It was constructed under a palace in the 5th century

Background imageReservoir Collection: Brick Cupolas

Brick Cupolas
A painting of an industrial factory building, with brick cupolas and a large smokestack beside a reservoir. Date: circa 1915

Background imageReservoir Collection: Divers and Diving, The Reservoir Diving Suit

Divers and Diving, The Reservoir Diving Suit Date: 1884

Background imageReservoir Collection: Laying big main water pipes, Southwark and Vauxhall 1900

Laying big main water pipes, Southwark and Vauxhall 1900
Photograph showing engineers and assistants lifting up heavy large circular piping with a crane ready to be put underground, in the streets of South London

Background imageReservoir Collection: Photograph of Reservoir Tavern, Brighton, Sussex

Photograph of Reservoir Tavern, Brighton, Sussex. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Left Face on view of the pub

Background imageReservoir Collection: Woman at the horse races on the Champ de Mars, 1811

Woman at the horse races on the Champ de Mars, 1811
Fashionable woman at the horse races on the Champ de Mars, 1811. She wears a bonnet, high-waisted walking dress and carries a shawl and large feather

Background imageReservoir Collection: Underground Reservoir at Crossness 1865

Underground Reservoir at Crossness 1865
Interior of the underground reservoir of the Metropolitan Main Drainage Works at Crossness in 1865, officially opened by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) in that year

Background imageReservoir Collection: Pinto Dam, Arrucas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Pinto Dam, Arrucas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageReservoir Collection: Pasadena, California, USA - Devils Gate Dam, Arroyo Seco

Pasadena, California, USA - Devils Gate Dam, Arroyo Seco Date: 1946

Background imageReservoir Collection: VYRNWY RESERVOIR

VYRNWY RESERVOIR
The Vyrnwy reservoir and dam are planned to supply water to the people of Liverpool. Date: 1881

Background imageReservoir Collection: A man walks up a hill above Bala Lake, Gwynedd. North Wales

A man walks up a hill above Bala Lake, Gwynedd. North Wales
Silhouette of a man walking up a hill above Bala Lake, Gwynedd, North Wales Date: 1988

Background imageReservoir Collection: Stoke reservior

Stoke reservior
Rear view of a boy leaning on his bicycle by a polluted reservoir in Stoke of Trent, Staffordshire. White swans are in the water and on the bank

Background imageReservoir Collection: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - Reservoir at Eden Park

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - Reservoir at Eden Park Date: 1929

Background imageReservoir Collection: State of Oklahoma, USA - Spavinaw Dam, Tulsa

State of Oklahoma, USA - Spavinaw Dam, Tulsa - providing Oklahomas Water Supply. Date: circa 1940

Background imageReservoir Collection: Scenes at the Kent Waterworks, 1876

Scenes at the Kent Waterworks, 1876
Engraving showing a series of scenes at the Kent Waterworks, near London, in 1876. The images show (clockwise from top left)

Background imageReservoir Collection: Paulo Alfonso falls on the Sao Francisco River

Paulo Alfonso falls on the Sao Francisco River (Cachoeira de Paulo Afonso). E. F. Schute, ca 1850. Paulo Alfonso Falls, together with the Iguazu Falls, were the most important falls in Brazil

Background imageReservoir Collection: Croton Dam, Westchester County, New York State, USA

Croton Dam, Westchester County, New York State, USA
Croton-on-Hudson, view from the top of the Croton Dam, Westchester County, New York State, USA. Date: circa 1908

Background imageReservoir Collection: Sweetwater Dam, near San Diego, California, USA

Sweetwater Dam, near San Diego, California, USA. Showing the heaviest overflow in its history to that date. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageReservoir Collection: Edersee Dam, Eder River, near Waldeck, Germany

Edersee Dam, Eder River, near Waldeck, Germany
Edersee Dam, a hydroelectric dam on the Eder River, near Waldeck, Germany. Constructed between 1908 and 1914, it was destroyed by bouncing bombs dropped by 617 RAF Squadron on 17 May 1943

Background imageReservoir Collection: Record Roach Catch

Record Roach Catch
A World Record brace of roach fish, caught in Lambeth Reservoir, Surrey, England on 6 September 1938 by W. Penney. The top fish weighed 3lb 1 oz, the bottom fish 3lb 14 oz! Date: 1938

Background imageReservoir Collection: San Roque Dam, Argentina, South America

San Roque Dam, Argentina, South America
San Roque Dam, on the artificial San Roque Lake (reservoir), Argentina, South America, with a railway track on the right. Date: circa 1910

Background imageReservoir Collection: French Railway Alphabet - R

French Railway Alphabet - R for Reservoir (water tank). 19th century

Background imageReservoir Collection: Croton aqueduct at Yonkers

Croton aqueduct at Yonkers
Old Croton aqueduct at Yonkers. The aqueduct was built 1837-42 to supply water to reservoirs in Manhatten, New York and remained in service until 1955. Date: 1845

Background imageReservoir Collection: Croton aqueduct title page

Croton aqueduct title page
Title page of Illustrations of the Croton Aqueduct by F B Tower of the Engineer Department, Wiley and Putnam, New York and London, 1845 Date: 1845

Background imageReservoir Collection: Croton aqueduct bridge

Croton aqueduct bridge
Old Croton aqueduct bridge. The aqueduct was built 1837-42 to supply water to reservoirs in Manhattan, New York and remained in service until 1955. Date: 1845

Background imageReservoir Collection: Croton aqueduct bridge for roadway

Croton aqueduct bridge for roadway
Old Croton aqueduct bridge for roadway. The aqueduct was built 1837-42 to supply water to reservoirs in Manhattan, New York and remained in service until 1955. Date: 1845

Background imageReservoir Collection: Section through Croton aqueduct

Section through Croton aqueduct
Section through old Croton aqueduct. The aqueduct was built 1837-42 to supply water to reservoirs in Manhattan, New York and remained in service until 1955. Date: 1845

Background imageReservoir Collection: Croton aqueduct at Sing Sing

Croton aqueduct at Sing Sing
Old Croton aqueduct at Sing Sing. The aqueduct was built 1837-42 to supply water to reservoirs in Manhattan, New York and remained in service until 1955. Date: 1845

Background imageReservoir Collection: Austin car, Talybont Reservoir, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Austin car, Talybont Reservoir, Brecon Beacons, Wales
Austin car parked alongside the Talybont Reservoir, Brecon Beacons, Wales. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageReservoir Collection: View above Croton Dam

View above Croton Dam. The Croton aqueduct was built 1837-42 to supply water to reservoirs in Manhatten, New York and remained in service until 1955. Date: 1845



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