Ladybower Reservoir’s flooded village vandalised

Started by gash, November 26, 2018, 11:35:51 am

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Graffiti has been scratched on buildings and stones pulled from walls at a rarely seen abandoned village.

"Unprecedented" numbers of visitors have flocked to Ladybower Reservoir in Derbyshire since low water levels revealed the ruins of Derwent.

But park rangers say they have had to stop people trying to remove material from the site.

The Peak District National Park authority said it was shocked by the damage to the "iconic" structures.

Derwent was flooded in the 1940s to make way for Ladybower Reservoir, which was built between 1935 and 1943.

But this year's long dry spring and summer has reduced the water levels so low that remains of the village have been exposed, which had drawn crowds of people in recent weeks.

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