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Wed 27 Aug 2008 21:00 BBC Radio 4

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 18 December 2007

Mountaineer Andy Cave joins the team working on the Thirlmere Aqueduct, an extraordinary Victorian system using only gravity to carry water for 94 miles from the Lake District to a million homes in Manchester. Opened in 1894, this remarkable engineering feat was closed for maintenance during October 2007.


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