Sandwich (click on photographs to bring up bigger/better versions).
| At the
junction of Delf St/King St/Market St in Sandwich, Kent. My thanks to Margaret
& Roy Simmons at Sandwich
Guildhall Archives, who very kindly responded to my query as to the
corroded maker's nameplate. They added that Sandwich was supplied with piped
water from the Drainless Drove Waterworks in 1894 which made all the existing
pumps redundant. An 1895 account in the East Kent Mercury reports the Fire
Brigade getting water from a "newly installed hydrant near St Clement's Church"
to fight a mill fire. A very unusual wooden pump survives in the Guildhall
Archives - must take a look at it next time I'm in the area.
Markings: It carries a highly corroded maker's plate which I'm assured says "Mackney and Admonds, Sandwich". I might be wrong, but the painted "1859" doesn't seem to correspond to any numbering underneath.
Manufacturer: Mackney & Admonds of Delf St., Sandwich.
| In the
forecourt of what used to be the Three Kings pub in Sandwich, Kent. My thanks
to Margaret & Roy Simmons for the photograph.
Markings: None visible.
| At one
end of the bridge over the river at Sandwich, Kent. Its outlet is threaded and
is fitted with a screw cap.
By St. Batholomew's Chapel in Sandwich, Kent.