Wymondham (click on photograph to bring up bigger/better version).

wymondham 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.
Markings: Flag.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

wymondham This one's at the Wymondham Heritage 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 Watt.

Markings: On its base it carries the words "WATTS NORWICH.".

Manufacturer: Watts - to a Shalders design.

wymondham, 2017 An unusual model on the railway station at Wymondham. Thanks to Fergus Muir for the photos. Above the pump is a sign reading: wymondham, 2017 wymondham, 2017 wymondham, 2017
OLD HAND
PUMP
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.

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