Lost Villages

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19920415]

Six villages lost in the twentieth century. Sean Street tells the story of their demise with the help of men and women who used to live in them.

1: Derwent and Ashopton In 1945, two picturesque Derbyshire villages were flooded, sacrificed to supply water for the industrial cities of the East

Midlands. When the reservoir is low, the ruins of the cottages are revealed and villagers can walk through the streets again.

Producer Felicity Goodall. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920415]

Unknown: Sean Street

Producer: Felicity Goodall.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920422]

Six villages lost in the 20th century. Sean Street tells the story of their demise with the help of men and women who used to live in them.

2: St Kilda

In 1930, the remaining 36 villagers had to be evacuated from St Kilda, an island 100 miles west of the Scottish mainland.

Life on the rim of this extinct volcano had finally become untenable.

Producer Felicity Goodall. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920422]

Unknown: Sean Street

Unknown: St Kilda

Producer: Felicity Goodall.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920429]

Sean Street tells the story of six villages lost in the 20th century with the help of men and women who used to live in them.

3: Nant Gwrtheyrn

The road to Vortigem's

Valley is so tortuous that it is known as the Corkscrew. When a villager died, it took 17 men to carry the coffin up the hill.

Producer Felicity Goodall. Stereo

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Sean Street tells the story of six villages lost in the twentieth century. 4: Tynelmm

In Britain's hour of need this Dorset village was requisitioned by the army. Producer Felicity Goodall. Stereo

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Six villages lost in the 20th Century. Sean Street tells the story of their demise with the help of men and women who used to live in them.

5: Polphail

On the shores of Loch Fyne , Scotland, is the concrete shell of a village that was expected to bring prosperity to the area.

Producer Felicity Goodall. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920513]

Unknown: Sean Street

Unknown: Loch Fyne

Producer: Felicity Goodall.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920520]

Six villages lost in the 20th century. Sean Street tells the story of their demise with the help of men and women who know them. 6: Arkwright Town

In 1988 villagers had to be evacuated from their homes because of a leak of poisonous methane gas.

The solution is to demolish the entire village.

Producer Felicity Goodall Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920520]

Unknown: Sean Street

Producer: Felicity Goodall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931104]

Another chance to hear Sean Street tell the stories offourvillages lostthis century. 1: DerwentandAshopton In 1945. two picturesque Derbyshire villages were flooded to supply water for the industrial cities of the East Midlands. Now, when the reservoir is low, the ruins of the cottages are revealed. Producer Felicity Goodall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931104]
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Sean Street tells the story of fourvillages lost this century. 2: Nant Gwrtheyrn. Producer Felicity Goodall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931111]

Unknown: Sean Street

Unknown: Nant Gwrtheyrn.

Producer: Felicity Goodall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931118]

Sean Street tells the story of the demise of four 20th-century villages.

3: Tyneham. In Britain's hour of need, this pretty Dorset village was requisitioned by the army. The villagers were told they would be able to return to their homes one day. They never did. Producer Felicity Goodall

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Sean Street tells the story of four villages lost in the 20th century.

4: ArkwrigM Town. In 1988 villagers had to be evacuated from their homes because of a leak of a poisonous methane gas. Producer Felicity Goodall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931125]