Ballynahinch (click on photographs to bring up bigger/better versions).
[All photographs supplied by Marcus Simms - thanks, Marcus.]
|Ballynahinch, Co. Down. There's something odd about this one: the
pump housing is broken off at the lower flange, but it is clamped securely to
the pipe on the left. Its cap is missing. Marcus & Mike suggest that the
pump continued to function long after it had sheared off at the base, by taking
the water off below ground level and diverting it along the adjacent pipes,
either straight up to where a bucket could be hung from the existing spout, or
along the side branch and into the adjacent building. (There is an isolator
valve in the vertical pipe.) The assumption is that the working barrel is below
Markings: "WINNINGTON & SEFTON BELFAST".
Manufacturer: Winnington & Sefton.
Millbrook Lodge Hotel, near Ballynahinch. (The cap is
Markings: "T. HAUGHEY BANBRIDGE".
Manufacturer: T. Haughey of Banbridge.