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Re: Water Tower - Pine Walks. [Re: Mark] #213636
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Yup ! That's where it was. I suppose it will take a few more years for the trees etc. to encroach over the circular patch. Like I say too many times to myself - I wish I'd taken a photo of it before it got the gas-axe treatment !

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I know the one in the link AR One posted isn't the one we're talking about, but where was that one? I can't place it. I see it was taken less than a year ago

Cheers, Chris.


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Chris do yo mean your not sure where the map is of
On this on you can see levers causeway.

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Re: Water Tower - Pine Walks. [Re: Mark] #213671
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No, what I'm saying is: I know where the one in Pine Walks was, but I don't know where the one in the link AR One gave, because it's not the old round one.

Cheers, Chris.


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i always thought waterpark rd led to a water park

Re: Water Tower - Pine Walks. [Re: LukeORourke] #213763
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Chris. The photo in AR's link is the light coloured square shown on the aerial map just at the head of Reservoir Rd. The "white square blockhouse" I spoke of in the earlier post.

I'm assuming THAT'S still there! It is/was a prominant feature on the Prenton skyline - you couldn't miss it!

Maybe I'm getting confused now. Where dem pills ??

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Lukeeo25. Waterpark Road in Prenton (just near where I used to live moons ago) did have Prenton Water Works located at the bottom end. Actually, it was opposite the junction of Waterpark Rd and Prenton Hall Rd.

It was a magnificent building with massive steam pumping engines within - worthy of a separate post later maybe ? Waterworks Cottages still there.

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Originally Posted by Pinzgauer
Chris. The photo in AR's link is the light coloured square shown on the aerial map just at the head of Reservoir Rd. The "white square blockhouse" I spoke of in the earlier post.

I'm assuming THAT'S still there! It is/was a prominant feature on the Prenton skyline - you couldn't miss it!

Maybe I'm getting confused now. Where dem pills ??


Ah, right, gotcha. Don't remember it, only the round one. I can't remember ever going up Reservoir Rd., only along Pine Walks. I'll have a look when I'm next up.

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Re: Water Tower - Pine Walks. [Re: chriskay] #213822
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Prenton Water Works is still there, but don't know about any magnificent building or the cottages.

It's around the corner from my garage so I'll have a look later and post pictures smile


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Re: Water Tower - Pine Walks. [Re: BMW Joe] #213833
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Thanks BMW Joe. Yes, technically, it IS still there. Only trouble is, instead of a magnificent, massive, worthy of listing building with two HUGE steam engines with flywheels bigger than our house in ..... there's a couple of pathetic modern industrial sheds with nothing more exciting than an electric borehole pump. Sod-all to see.

The steam engine was given the gas-axe treatment, the building demolished, but boy..... did they have a job getting rid of the concrete engine beds. Many goes with the gelignite fun sticks !!

Never been able to locate a photo of the original place. Sad.


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Sorry about the quality, they were taken about an hour ago so not very good light.

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Re: Water Tower - Pine Walks. [Re: BMW Joe] #213920
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Thanks for taking the shots BMW Joe. The RH of the pair of cottages (if they haven't been knocked into one)used to be the home of a classmate from primary school. Her father worked in the waterworks. Remember looking out of their back window at what I learnt later was the rocking beam for the pump rods that went down the deep shaft to pump the water up.

The shaft will still be there, no doubt covered up, with a forest of CCTV cameras around it.

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I always thought that the cottage building looked differant to the houses round it and now I know why - cheers!

What we need now is a photo of the flying saucer

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