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Jun 21, 2022

Horseplay at Horseshoe Falls

Llangollen's Victorian residents were proud of the beautiful Horseshoe Falls on the Dee but annoyed by visitors who would foolishly walk out from the riverbank along a narrow timber, designed to deflect floating debris away from ...

the canal's water intake. Some of the daredevils fell into the water, including two from the same Birmingham congregation in 1897. One of them had to be rescued by a visiting tradesman. For more about the history of the Horseshoe Falls, and to see a Victorian photo of the falls and timber, use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes at the viewing point near the falls. Or click here