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Report - Springhead Pumping Station

Mr Miyagi

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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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