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TOPIC: Water Supply over the Centuries


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Water Supply over the Centuries


I have noticed that several places have retained the old water pumps for all to see, and how water was obtained from from the underground reservoirs. I will upload some photos as I come across them from springs, streams, rivers, wells, hand pumps etc to water towers and reservoirs.

I once had a try at water divining and to my amazement it worked, if anyone has stories or photos of their experience on obtaining water other than from a tap or bottle then please share them with us.

I wasn't brought up in Suffolk but I still remember having to go to the water pump to prime the handle to build up the pressure and then carry a porcelain pail with a lid on back home

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The water pump at Debenham

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Woodbridge Market Hill waterpump

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Woolpit Water Pump Figures Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria

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An informative website of water pumps in Suffolk

http://www.villagepumps.org.uk/pumpsSuffolk.htm

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