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The Welland & Deepings Internal Drainage Board was formed in 1973 by the amalgamation of four adjoining Boards: Deeping Fen Spalding & Pinchbeck, Maxey, North Welland and Baston Langtoft & the Deepings. The Board is an autonomous public body under the direct control of its Board members.
The Board is one of some 120 which are established in low lying areas of England and Wales such as the Fens, Somerset Levels, Kent Marshes and parts of Yorkshire. The functions and powers of Boards are defined by the Land Drainage Act 1991 and the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.
The Board’s area covers approximately 35,000 hectares and extends from just north of Peterborough to just south of Boston. Within their area the Board manage 14 pumping stations, 3 tidal sluices, 70 water level control structures and over 660km of open watercourses and surface water sewers.

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The first Commissioners for Sewers were appointed by Henry III in 1253 following which the Courts of Sewers were established to ensure flood protection and safeguard the drainage network. In ...
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The Welland & Deepings Internal Drai ...
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Welland & Nene River Authority Reports Welland River Board Lower River Glen Reports on River Welland Surfleet Sluice and Bridge< ...
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Holland County Council Letter re Court Cancellation 1947 ...
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This book is based upon a unique collection of photographs assembled and preserved by John Slater of Crowland. To many the name will be familiar - Slater's Lorries were a wel ...
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Minor flooding in Easter 1998 the water only came into couple of fields between Crowland and Cowbit. Source Facebook
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Letter from a Mr Watkins to Mr Seymour reference to machine Letter to Charles Seymour 1 ...
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Pinchbeck Pumping    Collection of Beam Engine Photographs from other locations [ga ...
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Report of Flood 1947 within The River Welland and S ...
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Assoc of Drainage auth Tech Report 1967 pt 1
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