Easton (click on photographs to bring up bigger/better versions).

[Thanks to Matt Rogers for all the photographs.]

easton The pump at Easton, Somerset, is the subject of a witty little poem. Does any other pump in the country have a verse written in its honour? The poem reads:
MM
THAT VITAL PROBLEM EASTON WATER
NOW IS SETTLED AS IT OUGHTER.
THE VILLAGE HAVEN'T GOT THE HUMP
SINCE THEY'VE HAD A NICE NEW PUMP.

  "LOOKER-ON" (F. G. CLEMENTS)
WELLS JOURNAL, MARCH 16TH 1928
A small plaque in front of the pump records its restoration:
RESTORED IN AD 2000
IN MEMORY OF
P.J.LUNNON
OF THIS VILLAGE
LAST MANAGING DIRECTOR
OF F.G.CLEMENTS LTD.
1954 - 1970
Markings: There's a plate affixed to the pump but it's not decipherable in the photo.

Manufacturer: See below.

easton And there's another in the village, which also has an accompanying statement, reading:
MM
"ONLY THOSE PEOPLE WHO

HAVE BEEN SHORT OF WATER
KNOW THE VALUE OF IT."
  FRANK GOUGH, MARCH 24TH 1928
EASTON POSTMASTER & PARISH COUNCILLOR.
In this case, the small plate affixed to the pump can be read:
F.G.CLEMENTS LTD
ARTESIAN SPECIALISTS.
EASTON, WELLS.
SOMERSET.
ENGLAND.
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Matt Rogers believes that F.G.Clements were not the makers of these two pumps, and therefore they seem just to have been the suppliers.

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