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Upper Hambleton, Rutland (cf. SED Empingham)
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Upper Hambleton, Rutland: OS Grid Reference(490500,307500)
Hollis, Jo (female, interviewer)
Clements, Doug (b.1917/06/01, male, farmer & publican)
Douglas talks about the destruction of the local landscape as a result of the creation of Rutland Water. Rutland Water ( the largest man-made lake in Western Europe ) was built in the 1970s to satisfy the need for water in fast-expanding new towns such as Corby, Kettering and Milton Keynes. Peterborough is a town to the southeast of Upper Hambleton and Northampton a town to the southwest. Empingham (just to the northeast) and Normanton (just to the southeast) are both villages now separated from Upper Hambleton by Rutland Water. The Finch’s Arms refers to a public house.