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Photographer: © Roger Sweet (Gallery)Premier Member! Click for more info..(31st August 2020)
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The Maharaja's Well, Stoke Row

The 365 feet deep Maharaja's Well was dug in the C19 entirely by hand as a gift from the Maharajah of Benares due to his friendship with a prominent local landowner, Mr Edward Anderdon Reade. Mr Reade was Governor of the Northwest Provinces of India and during his time as Governor presented a well to the people of India. There was an absence of available water in the Stoke Row area, and the Maharajah generously reciprocated the gesture to demonstrate his feelings for England and as a token of friendship with Mr Reade.

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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 40
Focal length: 5.8 mm, Aperture: f 5.6, Exposure time: 1/250 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: April 19, 2007, 2:46 pm
ImageID:1217606, Image size: 1902 x 1408 pixels

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Comment by poePremier Member! Click for more info..(8th September 2020)

A fine shot Roger and fascinating history with it

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