Accrington District [Gas and] Water Board

Scope and Content

Augmentation of Water Resources: Rishton Colliery and Paper Mill including Dunkenhalgh Estate Claim (re Steiner's Waterworks claims); effects of National Coal Board (NCB) coalmining in vicinity upon site stability, Huncoats Sewage Disposal Works; proposed new super-power station at Accrington (1944); Dean Clough borehole contract and Public Inquiry; Altham Bridge Pumping Station.

Correspondence including copy letters and other material dating back to 1934, notes, reports including Edgar Morton & Partner and copy reports dating back to 1891, maps and plans (NCB, Shuttleworth Hall, etc.), boring section (Paragon Chemical Co. borehole), tracings, test data, printed copies of local Acts of Parliament (1894; 1905, 1906), meetings notes, notes re history and development of the Rishton Colliery water supply, 1958, and future of coal mining in the Altham Bridge Pumping Station, Burnley Road and Plantation Reservoirs area, etc., calculations, graphs including Haweswater Aqueduct Rising Bridge Shaft, Public Inquiry documents including photograph and contract, press cuttings, site diary, lease, diagrams, and sketch maps. Also booklet re IWE visit to Wet Sleddale Works, Haweswater, 11 September 1964.

Additional material - Manchester Corporation Waterworks including Cumberland River Authority: site investigation and feasibility reports, 1971, IWE paper, 1951, correspondence, photographs, negatives, borehole logs, notes, test data, etc., re Haweswater Reservoir, Dam and Aqueduct (folders 12-19). Booklets and published material includes a City of Manchester commemorative booklet, Centenary of the Waterworks Undertaking, 1847-1947.