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Moorgreen Reservoir
Used as the location for the drowning in the novel Women in Love and renamed Whilley Water, it also featured in The White Peacock as Nethermere.
Posted by greasleyparish on August 25, 2009 Full Size| Slideshow

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Reply Ian Burton
2:13 PM on April 23, 2013 
My grandfather's brothers were also drowned Moorgreen Reservoir in the first years of the 20th century. Benjamin and Francis Naylor were the sons of the gamekeeper Samuel Naylor, on the estate of the local landowner, We believe that D H Lawrence was aware of this incident, and probably bore it in mind whe he wrote Women In Love.