The Dalehead Church

Today, together with the kids and youngsters from Newton, we visited the little Dalehead church. It used to be part of a much bigger church in Dalehead, a small village here in the Hodder valley. But a part of the village and much of the area around it was flooded by the construction of a dam. In the 1920s and early 1930s Stocks Reservoir was created in order to provide drinking-water for the increasing population of the town Blackpool, and water used in the textile industry. The curch of Dalehead had to be replaced, as well as the graveyard. Since then, this little church borders the forest around the farm Stephen Park. In the end, after the original church was taken down, it turned out that the water didn’t reach that high (as the drawn map shows us).

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