The Water Bearer

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

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Olympics…Olympics…Olympics…Olympics!

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Vote for women!…Vote for women!

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Vote for women

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Edwardian England. The era of Penny Farthings, Box Brownies, and a huge population boom- meaning more people,

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bathing,

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washing,

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flushing

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needing more and more, yes, you’ve guessed it… WATER.

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So more water pumps were needed. And experts needed to build them

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Baldwin Latham was one such expert. At least he certainly looked like one!

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But where was he going to build this new pumping station?

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Wonderful Hampshire chalk!

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Then I was brought in as Chief Engineer.

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Greetings Mr Stone. Our mission awaits us.

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After the two main wells had been built, the engine and boiler houses were also built…

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…and soon afterwards the Waterwork’s beating heart was brought over from Leeds

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Look at her, Stone…The Hathorn Davey Triple Expansion Engine. Isn’t she a beauty?

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The steam engine pumped the water that was trapped inside the porous chalk up to a giant reservoir

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and then with gravity help, if flowed down the hills into the villages
..and into the homes of everyone in the Itchen Valley.

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A job well done! And it stills does the same job today!

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