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[Thanks to Matt Rogers for all the photographs.]
|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:|
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.
|A small plaque in front of the pump records its restoration:|
|RESTORED IN AD 2000
IN MEMORY OF
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.
|And there's another in the village, which also has an accompanying statement, reading:|
"ONLY THOSE PEOPLE WHO
HAVE BEEN SHORT OF WATER
KNOW THE VALUE OF IT."
|In this case, the small plate affixed to the pump can be read:|
| F.G.CLEMENTS LTD
|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.