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Report - Victorian pump house/council yard, Eastbourne, Dec '11

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by the126, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. the126

    the126 Reckless & irresponsible
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    I havent been out exploring for a while and this site seemed ideal to get a few shots on a cold winter's morning:)

    Pumping water had started here in 1883, an inauguration attended by the future King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. However, in the autumn of 1895, complaints were received that the town’s water tasted brackish and this site was abandoned in favour of Wells to the west of the town. Coal was brought in by rail to run the engines although there are no trace of the sidings left.
    Over the years the buildings have been a council yard and then leased out to small businesses.
    The whole site is now abandoned and awaiting redevelopment.

    Main building
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    top floor
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    1st floor, kids have set up skating ramps
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    Mains room
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    they dont make 'em like that anymore
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    Workshops/ offices
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    Down in the basement, some impressive ironwork which would have supported the original pump
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    iron stairs
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    James the Red engine
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    Ancillary buildings, these were really trashed and had loads of rubbish left by tramps
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    Grinding/ sharpening wheel
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    The whole place was totally infested by pigeons, the floor was carpeted in their poo:eek:
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    Thanks for looking
     

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