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Poster Print : Dried out Edgbaston reservoir in Birmingham during the summer heatwave of 1976

Dried out Edgbaston reservoir in Birmingham during the summer heatwave of 1976


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Dried out Edgbaston reservoir in Birmingham during the summer heatwave of 1976

Dried out Edgbaston reservoir in Birmingham during the summer heatwave of 1976.
9th August 1976

Birmingham Post and Mail Archive
BPM 3451

Media ID 21667685

© Mirrorpix

Drought Heat

A4 (29.7 x 21cm) Poster Print

Step back in time with this stunning vintage print from the Media Storehouse's Memory Lane Prints collection. Witness the breathtaking sight of Edgbaston Reservoir in Birmingham during the historic summer heatwave of 1976. Captured by Mirrorpix, this poster print beautifully portrays the parched landscape, evoking memories of a bygone era. Revive the past and add a touch of nostalgia to your home or office decor.

Premium quality poster prints are printed on luxurious semi-gloss satin 270 gsm paper. Our meticulously crafted poster prints offer an affordable option for decorating any space, making them ideal for living rooms, bedrooms, offices and beyond. To ensure your poster arrives in good condition, we roll and send them in strong mailing tubes.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3 etc). Whilst poster paper is sometimes thinner and less durable than our other paper types, they are still ok for framing and should last many years. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 20.1cm x 30.3cm (7.9" x 11.9")

Estimated Product Size is 21.6cm x 30.3cm (8.5" x 11.9")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.

This print takes us back to the scorching summer of 1976, when a relentless heatwave gripped the city of Birmingham. The image showcases the once vibrant Edgbaston reservoir, now transformed into an eerie and desolate landscape due to severe drought conditions. As temperatures soared, water levels plummeted, leaving behind cracked mud and barren shores. The photograph perfectly captures the intensity of this historic heatwave. The sun's rays beat down mercilessly on the parched earth, creating a hazy atmosphere that seems almost surreal. It serves as a stark reminder of nature's power and its ability to shape our environment. Looking at this snapshot from Memory Lane Prints transports us back in time, allowing us to witness firsthand how extreme weather events can impact our surroundings. It prompts reflection on climate change and its potential consequences for future generations. Intriguingly framed within the context of 1970s Britain, this image also offers glimpses into life during that era – bell-bottom trousers, vintage cars parked nearby – reminding us that history is not just about monumental events but also about everyday experiences affected by extraordinary circumstances. Overall, this evocative print encapsulates both the beauty and vulnerability of nature while serving as a poignant reminder of one particular chapter in Birmingham's past – a time when Mother Nature unleashed her fiery wrath upon Edgbaston reservoir during that unforgettable summer heatwave in 1976.

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