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Photographer: © Lincolnian (brian) (Gallery)(18th May 2008)

The River Slea, Sleaford, Lincolnshire

The River Slea, seen here leaving Sleaford, is an 18-mile long tributary of the River Witham rising near West Willoughby. At one time it supported 18 watermills, most in Sleaford itself. The River was made navigable from the Witham up to Sleaford in the 1790's although these navigations were closed in 1878 having been made uneconomic by the arrival of the railway in 1857. Just upstream from where this shot was taken the river diverges on it's journey to join the River Witham, the Old Slea meanders through the landscape whilst this section was widened and deepened by the Slea Navigation Company to form the navigable waterway.

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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon PowerShot A540
Focal length: 5.8 mm, Aperture: f 4, Exposure time: 1/1000 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: April 29, 2008, 11:07 am
ImageID:1061501, Image size: 808 x 608 pixels

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Comment by (19th May 2008)

Great shot, reminds me of a painting.

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Comment by artwayze(29th October 2008)

Reminds me of a painting too; I could make it into one without Photoshop! Nice work. I better make my way to Sleaford! Thanks John

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Comment by Sally Birch(23rd January 2010)

When I saw this image I thought I had seen it somewhere else. I had, my son must have stood on the very spot to take the same view, its lovely

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