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    Usual story,driven past a thousand times, finally had some time on my hands so I thought id check it out.its located on the A40 at Dowdswell,just below the old resovoir (only used these days for flood relief) Im pretty sure its the old filtration and chlorination plant, unfortunatly I couldnt get into the main building so I just teased myself with thoughts of big ol' engines and pumps, ah well.:)












    inside one of the small buildings






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    Excellent shots Ricasso. I have wanted to see a Waterworks for some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Shuck View Post
    Excellent shots Ricasso. I have wanted to see a Waterworks for some time.
    thanks Shucky, I knew the building was there and that it was something to do with the Resi,but I didnt know about the filtration beds ect, its separated from the road by a wall.
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    Interesting place mate, I love that big wheel sticking out of the ground!
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    Very interesting ricasso :) nice gate, great plaque

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    Nice one mate,what do you rekon the machine on wheels is?a pump ?,bit worrying seeing those life preservers lying empty on the floor,not another Mary Celeste,lovely building though,cracking brick and stonework,have the frogs stopped crossing the main road yet?????,see ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herts digger View Post
    Nice one mate,what do you rekon the machine on wheels is?a pump ?,bit worrying seeing those life preservers lying empty on the floor,not another Mary Celeste,lovely building though,cracking brick and stonework,have the frogs stopped crossing the main road yet?????,see ya.
    Now then you, the pump has an integral Leccy motor on it,although there was a big ol' starting handle on top of it ? as big as me old lister handle, frogs and toad doing the old suicide thing on the A40 probably as they have done for the last 90 years or so, tryin' to get to the reservoir,they never learn!
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    I thought they had put special crossing tunnels in for them,perhaps the answer is to put the signs up in French,then they might be able to understand them,I can bring some frogspawn down with me if you like,to replace some of them,over.

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    Ooh, this is really nice. Love the rusty wheel and the 'christmas tree plantation' in one of the beds.
    Fab gate too. Altogether a delightful explore. :)
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    Some interesting pics there, plus super building.

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