Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday Signs: Old Cromwell

The construction of the Clyde Dam and subsequent filling of Lake Dunstan in the 1980's brought major changes to Cromwell. Gone were two wild rivers... but there is now a beautiful new lake with many shoreline amenities. Acres of orchards were lost... but Cromwell has since become the fruit and wine centre of the south. Cromwell's original commercial area was drowned... but there is now a pleasant new town centre with modern facilities. However, the old town centre with its historic bridge has not been forgotten!

1 comment:

Hyde DP said...

Thanks for visiting Old Cromwell. Back in 2001 we only found it by accident but were glad we did. Have they still got that old dentist's chair? A fat cat had collared it when we were there.