Pumping clear water

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A remarkable, and beautifully scanned image from Ruth Penrhyn-Lowe. Click for a full-size version.

This… is remarkable. I’m just going to leave it here for those among us interested in Chasewater, and the arrangements with the steam pump that used to return water from Anglesey Basin into the reservoir.

There has been a lot of debate about this subject in the past, and courtesy of reader and contributor Ruth Penrhyn-Lowe, we have the clearest scan ever of a remarkable postcard, which gives far more detail than previously seen.

She kindly sent a whole bunch of new cards, which I’ll feature later today, but this one, in light of previous debate, is very special and deserves attention.

Background can be found in this article, and this one too. Readers may also like to gen up by reading this exploration as well.

Thanks to Ruth. This has made my week – you really are most generous.

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6 Responses to Pumping clear water

  1. mike stackhouse says:

    Hi Bob, Just a quickie ran the postcard picture in my software and come up with the attached. can’t actually get into mono it loses to much contrast. Regards Mike Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:00:52 +0000 To: stickymack@hotmail.co.uk

  2. stuart cowley says:

    Chuffed to death to see this, whenever me and my dad used to walk the dog along the dam in the early 70’s he used to tell me about him and his mates riding their bikes under the viaduct that carried the water, they would often get caught out by the overspill ( that would have been late 1930’s early 40s I would imagine), I’ve often walked along there (was there this morning) and wondered how it would have looked, thanks again and finds like this are what sets this blog apart from everything else going in my opinion.

  3. Clive says:

    Lovely postcard Ruth, thank you.

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