NEVER FEAR DAM
This Dam was worked by the Haslam’s of Ridgeway.
The story of how it got its strange name is best told in the poem by one of the local children.
“Working, working, always working trying to mend the dam
All night long we dug and shovelled
Exhausted every man
Morning is coming
Mists are swirling
Going up the hill
Is it mist or a ghostly lady?
All of us to kill
The wind is blowing, softly sighing
New feaar it says
Tiredness is the only problem
The lady never slays.
It was not quite as safe as the grey lady or the wind maintained both the Never fear and the Upper Carlton dams were destroyed by the same flood.