UNDERWATER WORLD Heatwave reveals ‘Lost Valley’ as reservoirs dries up exposing roads and buildings of community submerged 60 years ago
The people of Nanquitho were forced to leave to make way for the Drift Reservoir, completed in 1961
A LOST valley submerged underwater for decades has been uncovered by the summer heatwave.
Old stone walls, outlines of buildings, gate posts and even roads now stand in the open air once again on the dried-up bed of Drift Reservoir.
The resurrected ruins were once home to a community that was forced to leave when construction on the reservoir began.
Margaret Pengelly still remembers living in the Lost Valley – the name given to the flooded area by locals who still remember the community was ever there.
Margaret moved to Trewidden Vean, a substantial farm, and the smallholding at Nanquitho near Penzance. Continued…Read full original article…
Source: The Sun
Original publication 10th September 2018
Posted on NatCorn 25th September 2018