Banagher Dam

a snapshot in time

A photograph can be an invaluable source of information about the past, providing a glimpse of a particular place at a particular time. This photograph (right) of Banagher Dam was recently donated to Limavady’s museum collection. It shows the Dam near the end of its construction period, which lasted until 1935.

Donor Richard Gillen tells us how he discovered the photograph:

“This photograph was found amongst a selection of photographs in my grandmother’s house. Her father owned a chemist shop in Derry that processed/ developed photographs, so I suspect there was a strong interest in photography.”

Today the Dam provides raw water supplies for the Caugh Hill Treatment works. At the works the water is purified and subsequently supplied to homes and industry in Limavady and surrounding districts by a series of pipelines.

If you have any old family photographs or photographs of the borough which you would like to donate to the museum collection, please contact us on 028 777 60650.

This entry was posted on July 28th, 2011 at 8:48 am by Victoria Newberry

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