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This small but rapid waterfall is part of the river Wandle at Bell Lane Creek, very near to where it flows into the River Thames on the tideway at Wandsworth. The river is approxomately 9 miles, 14 km, long, and passes through the London Boroughs of Croydon, Sutton, Lambeth, Merton, and Wandsworth to join the River Thames. Along the length of the river there have been many mills, and a tidal mill stood here from medieval times, until it was demolished in 1892.

The river has been well-used since Roman times and was heavily industrialised in the 17th and 18th century (the industrial revolution), at one point being one of the most polluted rivers in England. The river is now maintained by The Wandle Trust, and subsequent cleanups of the river have led to a dramatic improvement in water quality leading to a return of the river's once famous Brown Trout further upstream from here, as well as stocks of Chub, Roach and Perch.

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  • Copyright: Amelia Heath (Ascot) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 1 N: 77] (339)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2010-04-06
  • Categories: Moment décisif
  • Exposition: f/9.0, 1/125 secondes
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  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2010-04-21 6:22
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