The Weir was constructed in 1937, it is completely mechanical, operated
by a method of floats
which in turn control the Weir concrete barrier.
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 Weir
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