New home for historic Radford Semele water pump - The Leamington Observer

New home for historic Radford Semele water pump

Ian Hughes 25th Sep, 2019   0

AN HISTORIC water pump in Radford Semele has a new home.

The Edwardian pump, manufactured in the Black Country, was among a number of similar pumps which provided the village with its domestic water supply for many years.

The 116-year old pump was formerly sited behind a property near the playing field but has now been relocated to a more prominent position on the Green in the centre of the village.

At the unveiling of the newly sited pump were long-serving councillors Henry Marriott and David Chater, who both stood down earlier this year, and Iris Chater who has taken on the responsibility for maintaining the flowers surrounding the pump.

Both Henry and David were instrumental in the approach by Radford Semele Parish Council to developers AC Lloyd to preserve the pump, which the firm relocated free of charge.

Alistair Clark, managing director of AC Lloyd, said: “When we heard of a desire to keep an historic reminder of the old village, we welcomed the idea and made it a key part of our plans.”


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