Hi Everyone what a lovely photo of the reservoir. My family lived at the reservoir for many years. My father and his father were born there with his sisters. He was Henry Marshall born 1923. He was the 3rd Henry Marshall...me I'm the 4th and my son is the 5th.
A family member has traced the family of marshalls back to 16oo's in Lincolnshire.
My dad used to work for the Water Authority and found out when the trees around the reservoir had been cut. We often used to collect logs for our fires when we lived at 8 Davison Street Lingdale. Unfortunately I never fished the waters.
Dad told us about the early years of the war when German Bombers dropped the surplus ordance on the moor above the houses, they caused many moor fires and after wards he would collect used ordnance shells and polish the brass placing them on the hearth. Other stories concerned going along the stream, under the bridge into the farm across the road and pinching apples from thtr orchard.
He had to walk to and from the tin shed school in Davison Street Lingdale and often had to fight his way past other kids in Stanghow road and Stanghow he always said his knees were raw from scrambling around on the floor winter and summer.
He became friends with Harry Rickerby our old Lingdale School head master.
Good to see the sight I hope more people add there memories.
Regards David Henry Marshall
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