Wymondham (click on photograph to bring up bigger/better version).
|On the bridge in Damgate St., Wymondham, Norfolk. A plaque next to it states:|
|A WATER PUMP AND GATE WERE
ORIGINALLY INSTALLED ON
THIS BRIDGE IN 1936 WHEN THE
PARAPET WAS REPOSITIONED
OVER A WELL.
THE PUMP AND GATE WERE
REPLACED IN 1987 BY THE
WYMONDHAM SOCIETY TO
MARK THE 21ST ANNIVERSARY
YEAR OF THE SOCIETY.
Manufacturer: Lee Howl.
|This one's at the
Museum, Wymondham, Norfolk, having been relocated from the old turnpike
(see similar ones at Norwich, Cringleford and Hethersett). My thanks to the
very helpful people at the museum, who confirmed that William Shalder of
Norwich designed the pump and that it was cast in the Norwich foundry of James
Markings: On its base it carries the words "WATTS NORWICH.".
Manufacturer: Watts - to a Shalders design.
|An unusual model on the railway station at Wymondham. Thanks to Fergus Muir for the photos. Above the pump is a sign reading:|
USED IN EMERGENCY
TO PUMP WATER FROM
THE RIVER TIFFEY TO
THE TANK HOUSE.
|Markings: At the top of the cap there's a right-pointing manicule,
followed by "SHALDERS", and then a left-pointing manicule. Below this are the words "FOVNTAIN PVMP
PATENT POWER No8"
The counterweight carries what looks like a coat of arms with two supporters.
Manufacturer: It's a No.8 Patent Fountain Power Pump by Shalders of Norwich.