Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

This is Baits Bite Lock on the River Cam.

I took several photographs, from different aspects and struggled to decide which to use as the main post as each shows slightly different features.
By posting all three, two as workshops, I hope you will be able to apply your own preferences.

The River Cam was used for waterborne transport
during the Roman period through to the Middle
Ages when its route was drastically changed.
However, with no official governing body to look
after it, the River Cam was in a poor state by the
early C17 and had many navigational problems. In
1699 an Act of Parliament led to the construction
of four sluices, including one at ‘Baits Bite’, to
regulate the water flow.

In 1700 a series of locks were constructed
beginning at Bates lock and ending further north
at Clayhithe. As part of the 1699 Act, a new
governing body, the River Cam Conservators, was
set up to look after the river.

The River Cam Conservators is a body still in operation to this day.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

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