Updated: Sep 6, 2019
During the century-long period...
the Fyansford quarry (located near Batesford) functioned authorities attempted to alter both the course and flow of the river via the installation of concrete weirs and lengthy channels. Though initially installed, I am sure with the best of intentions, the embankments and other works have over the years been subject to degradation, wear and neglect; a classic case of "out-of-sight / out-of-mind".
Special thanks to RBMS, Andreas Makarewitsch, Ron Grant and Jo Mitchell for their photographs
See: Under the Spotlight