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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Behind the Barbed Wire

Last Thursday I asked you what is behind the barbed wire?.

Well I don't actually know.

The building lies between Mansfield Road and the former Godley to Apethorn railway line. Access is from Back Lane/Lumn Road.

The architecture is typical of the mid-Victorian factory buildings in the area. It does look as if it could have been a church originally but old maps only mark a "Pumping Station" nearby.

4 comments:

FrancescPhoto said...

Excellent shots!!! Salut!!

Francesc, Barcelona

http://balapertotarreu.blogspot.com

Dave Williams said...

It looks like you're right about the pumping station, Gerald. I had a walk down there today and the gates were open so I went in and I've taken a photo of a notice alongside the door at the side. You can just see the notice on your photo alongside the top of the 'No Entry' sign on the gate. The notice reads:

NORTH WEST WATER
CHEMICAL AND FUEL DELIVERIES
ONLY ACCEPTED WHEN SUPERVISED
BY A DESIGNATED N.W.W.
EMPLOYEE

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Cheers Dave thanks for solving a bit of the mystery.

Gee Cross said...

It is the pumping station, as was. Many years ago, if you were in the schoolroom of Zion Chapel in Peel Street you could see the beam engine working.

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