The Water Bearer

Making Of and Blog for the animation "The Water Bearer" about Twyford Waterworks

Dialogue List

MAN WITH MEGAPHONE
00:00:14 Olympics

WOMAN WITH MEGAPHONE
00:00:14 Vote for women

WOMAN WITH BANNER
00:00:37 Vote for women

NARRATOR/ MR STONE
00:00:40 Edwardian England. The era of Penny Farthings, Box Brownies, and a huge population boom- meaning more people,
00:00:51 bathing,
00:00:52 washing,
00:00: 55 flushing
00:00:58 needing more and more, yes, you’ve guessed it… WATER.
00:01:03 So more water pumps were needed. And experts needed to build them
00:01:03 Baldwin Latham was one such expert. At least he certainly looked like one!
00:01:17 But where was he going to build this new pumping station?

MR LATHAM
00:01:26 Wonderful Hampshire chalk!

NARRATOR/ MR STONE
00:01:28 Then I was brought in as Chief Engineer.

MR LATHAM
00:01:31 Greetings Mr Stone. Greetings. So glad to have you on board. Our mission awaits us.Mr. STONE

NARRATOR/ MR STONE
00:01:38 And after the two main wells had been built, the engine and boiler houses were also built..
00:01:48..and soon afterwards the Waterwork’s beating heart was brought over from Leeds

MR LATHAM
00:01:55 Look at her, Stone…The Hathorn Davey Triple Expansion Engine. Isn’t she a beauty?

NARRATOR/ MR STONE
00:02:03 The steam engine pumped the water that was trapped inside the porous chalk up to a giant reservoir

00:02:12 and then with gravity helps, if flowed down the villages ..and down into the homes of everyone in the Itchen Valley.

MR LATHAM
00:02:20 A job well done! And it stills does the same job today!

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