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IN answer to Michael Parker of Deepcar, the Little London Dam was located on the River Sheaf between Little London Road and Broadfield Road at Heeley.

Young Mitchell, named after his father, was born at the last house in Yorkshire in 1855, which overlooked the dam. He remembers looking from his nursery window at a number of circus elephants taking a bath.

Ebenezer Rhodes' reference of the dam was a noble sheet of water of many acres. I remember it as a much smaller dam owned by Tyzack Sons & Turner. The wheel was dismantled when Laycock En gineering bought the land and built a new factory.

Sid Wetherill, Heeley History Group

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