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Beckfoot water supply (was: Dear Ed)


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Posted by Jock on May 31, 2019 at 04:18:21 user Jock.

In Reply to: Re: Dear Ed posted by John Nichols on May 30, 2019 at 08:57:47:

...did we ever get to the bottom of the water supply at beckfoot -- must have come from stream or pump in well?

The Beckfoot cold water system is easy. There was once a well, then a dowser came, a stream was tapped and the well replaced with plumbing. This much Ransome shares with us. Others go on and postulate ram pumps. I like to think of a small dam and a pipe running down the side of a larger stream.

Some narrow gauge railway enthusiasts will recogise the that there are similar arrangements at Dolgoch, but to say more would be to stray off AR.

Where I've never been able to get things right is the hot water system. A cast iron affair in the kitchen, and lots of pipes and tanks, or just a washbasin in the bathroom, a huge kettle and jugs carried to the bathroom? ISTR that the relevant text in PM can be read both ways.




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