West Berkshire

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aldworth Near the church at Aldworth, West Berks. Photo supplied by John Ward - thanks, John.

Markings: Lion, and panel which probably carries the Reg No.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

ashampstead, 2016 There are two pumps close by each other near the church at Ashampstead, West Berks - see left. The one nearest to the church wall is clearly the older one (thanks to Margaret Young for the photo, right), the other being a modern installation. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the other photos, far left and far right.

Markings: The older pump has no markings. The new one carries a "P".

Manufacturer: The new pump is by Puteus of Germany.
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beech hill Flower Power at Beech Hill, West Berks. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo on the left.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
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burghfield hill, 2016 A single throw geared flywheel & crank pump at Burghfield Hill, West Berks. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photos. An entry in "The Water Supply of Berkshire from Underground Sources" (1902) by J. H. Blake confirms that the borehole for this pump was "bored and communicated in 1896 by Mr. Alfred Callas. Water level 154 ft from the surface".

This low-lying water table might explain the hefty counterweight seen on the pump.
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Markings: "CALLAS READING" on the frame.

Manufacturer: Callas, Sons & Day of Reading.

Calcot, West Berks See Separate Entry.

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On a farm near Chaddleworth, West Berks.

Markings: None visible from a distance.

Manufacturer: Unk.

east ilsley A neat flywheel and crank pump on the green, next to the village pond, at East Ilsley, West Berks. And it WORKS! The Working Barrel seems to be just below ground level, with the stuffing box visible above ground - and leaking profusely. But it works - congratulations to the village for keeping it going. Their local historical society tells me that the 80' borehole below the pump was sunk as late as 1934, after severe drought problems in the village.

Markings: "F 11", and "1½".

Manufacturer: Unk.
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Hampstead Norreys, West Berks See Separate Entry.

lower basildon Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, West Berks.

Markings: Flag and "Made in England".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

quick's green, 2014 Quick's Green, West Berks. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: N75, a Trident and a number on the barrel which is probably ON 112220. A further number on the handle is indecipherable.

Manufacturer: Sigma of the Czech Republic.
quick's green, 2014

stanford dingley Jennet's Hill, Stanford Dingley, West Berks. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

streatley A sturdy pillar-mounted flywheel and crank pump at Streatley, West Berks. Photo by Michael Woolford - thanks, Michael.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Sulham, West Berks See Separate Entry.

Theale, West Berks See Separate Entry.

tidmarsh Tidmarsh, West Berks.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

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