Passage Concerning the Ouse from Waterland

[added by Andrew Kidd, '91]

That the Atkinson Lock, with its companion sluice, built by Thomas Atkinson in 1815, rebuilt by Arthur Atkinson after the deluge of 1874, is no more. And will never be rebuilt again...The River Leem, in future years, though at present indistinguishable from an inland ocean, will become a weed-strangled, sludge-choked steam, navigable only to Hockwell railway bridge, a mere catchwater, thence beyond, for its tributary drains. (Waterland, pp. 254-255)

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