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Whitley Pump in Reading is something of a local landmark. It's an impressive
cast iron pump, with 3 spouts feeding 3 inter-connected troughs - surely a
unique arrangement. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photos. The original pump
was installed at the top of Whitley Street in early 1860s by Mr John Jackson
Blandy when the King's Head Pond was filled in, but was removed about a hundred
years later when the roundabout at the top of Whitley Street was built. The
pump that is there today is a three-quarter replica, unveiled by Councillor
Trish Thomas on 12 May 1999. Thanks to Evelyn Williams for the historical
information, and much more can be found at
Markings: There's a nearby plaque, a photo of which can be seen at one of the above links.
|Advertised on Ebay as being in Reading. Thanks to Graham Cooper
for pointing this out.
Markings: "J & W. BADGER MAKERS WORCESTER".
Manufacturer: J & W Badger of Worcester.
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