The Weir was
constructed in 1937, it is completely mechanical, operated
by a method of floats, which in turn control the Weir concrete
No electricty supply is required to operate this type of Weir
is now on site, but only to operate the water level gauges which
feedback telementry to the Environment Agency.
Ken Sayer, a viilage resident recall his
father was a bricklayer, who assisted on the construction of the
He recalls seeing
a photograph of his father sitting on one of the side walls of
the Weir with a group of his fellow bricklayers.
This would have been circa 1937-38
dated mid 1930`s
Shuttering ready for bricklaying