Dating from the 1930s it has a capacity of 135 million gallons (614,000 cubic metres).The reservoir is supplied with water taken from the Cheddar Yeo river in Cheddar Gorge.Two water towers are present, one at the Cheddar end, and one at the Axbridge end.
All have been left there to decay naturally over time as the sands cover and uncover it.Dr Bond’s talk will be at King’s Lynn Town Hall on Friday, April 27 (6.30pm).A second circle was later found on the beach and dendro-dated to the same year of 2049.Other posts have also emerged at Holme, perhaps indicating a walkway across the marshes.Heralded as one of the most important finds of the late 20th Century, Seahenge was followed by further discoveries up the coast at Happisburgh.
A Paleolithic hand-axe found in 2000 was dated to 700,000BC, while in in 2013, the earliest evidence of human footprints outside Africa, believed to be 850,000 years old, were found nearby.
Perhaps our ancestors believed that the birds would carry their spirit into the next life. Seahenge gained a new lease of life after a storm revealed the ancient ring of oak timbers and its upturned stump in the spring of 1998.
It was discovered by Holme villager John Lorimer, who had previously found an axe head on the beach.
Wildfowl present regularly in winter include mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), gadwall (Anas strepera), tufted duck (Aythya fuligula), common pochard (Aythya ferina), Eurasian wigeon (Anas penelope), common goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) and goosander (Mergus merganser).
A large flock of coot (Fulica atra) is present, and great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus) is also numerous.
West Norfolk Mayor Carol Bower will be hosting an evening at King’s Lynn Town Hall on Friday.