New Heys Service Reservoir, Bolton

May 2014 - Explored with ViralEye and Kenni

Built in 1963, the reservoir is roughly 40m wide, 40m long and 5.4m high.

With its thick concrete walls, it was designed to store up to 12 million litres of water in case of a water shortage but it was never used by United Utilities, which now manages the North West’s water supply.

Planning permission was granted a few years back to convert the reservoir to residential use, dubbed 'The Womble House'.

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Comments

On 1st July 2015 AnonymousManc wrote:
That all this amazing architecture is hidden away is amazing. Great Website.
On 3rd March 2016 Urban Spaceman wrote:
Hi Snakeoil, I also visited this site a couple of years ago. A fascinating place but a pig to shoot in the blackness. I just wanted to tip my hat to you as to how well lit your images are. Top work! What lighting equipment are you using? Regards, Rob
On 3rd March 2016 Snake Oil wrote:
Thanks for the comments Rob, the lighting is just a few cheap chinese cree torches and the camera on a long exposure.

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