Planet 234

Kate Green reviews
The Elan Valley Clearance: The Fate of the People and Places Flooded by the 1892 Elan Valley Reservoir Scheme
by David Lewis Brown

by David Lewis Brown

Logaston Press, £12.95

‘It’s April 1891,’ begins David Lewis Brown. ‘Let me take you on a journey through the two valleys on the eve of this great disturbance,’ and (with genuine frisson) I found myself walking alongside a most genial and knowledgeable companion through the lost landscape of the Elan and Claerwen valleys before they were submerged to provide water for the City of Birmingham.

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