I do remember climbing up it as a young boy. There were, I believe, steps that led up to the top from the cut between Blue House Road and Victoria Road West, as Allan says above. There used to be drains on the top, and I remember dropping pebbles down them and listening to them splash into the water far below. I used to call them "long-way-downs". The Reservoir was somewhere that, when I was really young, I wasn't allowed to go without someone with me. It probably was a bit dangerous, as they weren't so concerned with health and safety back then (early 1970s).
At some point, when I was a little bit older, they demolished most of the Reservoir, leaving only a hill of earth on the Blue House Road side and a smaller pile of earth and concrete pieces on the corner of Mill Lane and Victoria Road West. The rest soon became overgrown with grass and other plants including Rosebay Willow Herb and what we called Bad Man's Oatmeal, which may have been Cow Parsley or possibly Hogweed. It was still a favourite place for us to play, climbing on the hills and so on. Looking back, I expect this demolition was the start of preparations to build St. Joseph's Court.
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