Portfolio Tag: Water Pumping Station

Tangye House: Ex-Leominster’s Water Pumping Station 1865

Tangye House; ex-Leominster's water-pumping station. In the 1860s Leominster, an important market town in Herefordshire, endured several epidemics of typhoid fever from contaminated drinking water. Many of the more affluent traders had their own wells in their gardens but also cesspits. Poorer people took their water direct from the Pinsley Brook. The epidemics reached such…
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