Title: Tetney Blow Wells (pre-1910)
Author: Unknown
Date: A September 2018 scan of an original pre-1910 photo.

This real photo postcard was posted by Meg to her uncle, Mr Phoenix of Chatteris, on August 27th. (The year on the postmark is not present or not visible.) The 'X' shows where they are staying.

The blow wells are the result of artesian springs where water under pressure escapes from the chalk (including the nearby Lincolnshire Wolds) through weaknesses in the overlying boulder clay to reach the surface. The water is amazingly clear and, under certain light conditions, appears to be a beautiful green colour. Tetney Blow Wells is a nature reserve that is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

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