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Abbeystead lake 1976

Abbeystead is also remembered sadly for the tragic accident on the evening of 23 May 1984 when a methane gas explosion destroyed a waterworks valve-house at Abbeystead, Lancashire. A group of 44 visitors were inside the underground building at the time attending a public presentation by North West Water Authority (NWWA) to demonstrate the operation of the station. Eight were killed instantly by the explosion, and the others were severely injured. (Acknowledgement: Partly based on Wikipedia article)
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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Lakes
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Keywords:abbeystead, disasters, explosions, lakes, lancashire, lancaster, methane, trough of bowland

Abbeystead lake 1976