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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Water Reservoir

The Reservoir at Bartley Green, Birmingham was built around 1900. The water in Bartley runs entirely by gravity from the Elan Valley in Wales. I was able to pass here by accident on my bike from Woodgate Valley to Norhtfield by bike. Eventhough, I live locally but I never here since.

Bartley Green water reservoir was actually the source of water for the Midlands before but it is being used now as a sailing club Bartley Sailing Club is situated on Bartley Reservoir in the south-western outskirts of Birmingham. Close to the M42 and M5 we have 120 acres of clean water and generally excellent wind conditions.

The club was founded when a few hardy souls from existing local sailing clubs began sailing on Bartley Reservoir in the late 1970s. Facilities have grown from a tiny toilet tent to a modern and comprehensive site including a clubhouse built in the mid-1980s, a large car park, dinghy park, safety boat garage, race control building, slipways and pontoons for easy launching.

There is a professionally-operated bar and catering facilities - Eileen’s Galley, plus a large area which we use for training and social events.

1 comment:

Valter said...

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