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Report - Springhead Pumping Station

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Mr Miyagi, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Mr Miyagi

    Mr Miyagi 28DL Full Member
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    Visited with whittyboy...Springhead dates back to 1858 when a William Warden said he could supply up to 5 million gallons of water per day.
    In december 1860 the well produced 4 1/2 million gallons, so it was decided to build a new works at the site, by 1862 it was up and running.
    The 40 ton cornish beam engine (called the woodhouse engine), was installed in 1876 and improved capacity to 6 3/4 million galls per day, two more engines were installed in 1884 the Jackson Fountain Engine 3 1/2 to 4 million gallons, and the Bowling Engine 7 million galls per day.
    By 1952 the woodhouse engine was mothballed and has not moved since.
    The station was fully modernised in 1957 when a diesel electric was installed.
    heres my pics........

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    the three crowns of hull

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    DECAY

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    the museum

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    the well info board

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    the Woodhouse Engine all 40 ton of it

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    note the HSE plastic on the stairs

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    Guano carpet 2 inches deep

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    roof of the live part of the site

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    Woodhouse Engine 40 ton beam

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    Oil Filler cap for the beam

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    beam and hole in roof which caused it to fall

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    Hope you like my pics will post more later
     

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