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Collecting water from village pond in drought, Derbyshire, 1943
From collection of F H Brindley
Brindley, F H (Sheffield and District News Pictures, 973 Abbeydale Road)
About this image
A man collecting water from an unidentified village pond in the Derbyshire Peak District using two buckets attached to a yoke. The pond appears almost empty due to drought conditions with the remaining weedy water looking less than attractive.
The photographer titled this view 'February Empty Dyke' adding 'Drought, Derbyshire, 3 weeks No rain, Village Ponds running low', together with 'Passed by Censor on Mar 10/43', a reminder that this was in the middle of the Second World War. His title is almost certainly an ironic reference to the long-standing English proverb 'February fill dyke, be it black (ie heavy rain) or be it white (ie snow)'. In fact, although February is traditionally associated with flooding, statistically it is one of the driest months of the year.
The twin flights of steps leading down into the pond here are quite distinctive. Does anyone recognise the location?