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Rare photos of 'drowned' Derbyshire village set to be auctioned

Ashopton was sacrificed to make way for Ladybower Reservoir.
Ashopton was sacrificed to make way for Ladybower Reservoir.

A collection of rare archive photos of a village flooded more than 70 years ago to create Ladybower Reservoir are set to go up for auction.

Ashopton in Derbyshire was sacrificed in 1943 to make way for the huge reservoir to serve the growing population of Sheffield and other local towns and cities.