A quiet and peaceful Farndale, on an overcast morning. If the 1960s plan to flood the dale by the building of a reservoir had come to fruition this scene would have looked totally different. The plan to provide a source of drinking water for the cities of Hull and Sheffield would have covered 400 acres, submerged 20 farm-holdings and held 8 million gallons of water. But the plan was abandoned when arguments broke out who should actually pay the £8 million costs.
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