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Edwardian England. The era of Penny Farthings, Box Brownies, and a huge population boom- meaning more people,
needing more and more, yes, you’ve guessed it… WATER.
So more water pumps were needed. And experts needed to build them
Baldwin Latham was one such expert. At least he certainly looked like one!
But where was he going to build this new pumping station?
Wonderful Hampshire chalk!
Then I was brought in as Chief Engineer.
Greetings Mr Stone. Our mission awaits us.
After the two main wells had been built, the engine and boiler houses were also built…
…and soon afterwards the Waterwork’s beating heart was brought over from Leeds
Look at her, Stone…The Hathorn Davey Triple Expansion Engine. Isn’t she a beauty?
The steam engine pumped the water that was trapped inside the porous chalk up to a giant reservoir
and then with gravity help, if flowed down the hills into the villages
..and into the homes of everyone in the Itchen Valley.
A job well done! And it stills does the same job today!