b'Mosquito Cottage still has an outside lead pump, although the handle and wooden casing are long gone. When we lifted a stone flag the well below One of the best-preserved water pumps is at Limewas revealed. You can follow the lead pipe right Tree House. down below the water level.mains water, mostly for outside washing down andRoman times. It was dug up from the land beyond the water for the livestock.Sometimes the pump wouldchurchyard when Richards family farmed there.need priming with a little water poured into the top.As the pump outside Owens has no bucket hook The handle had to be lowered slowly at first, but onceand is made of iron I would think it probably dates water started to flow you were away!Above the frontfrom around 1920, being a replacement for an earlier spout you can see the black hook, used to hang alead model. Graham Throssel hopes to get it working bucket. Nancy recalls it would be filled in about oneone day.minute. Well water was always referred to as hardKen Sissons also remembers a pump outside water.For clothes washing, soft water collected inSchool House.Although the school had a tap inside barrels from rainfall was preferred in most households.at that time, there was still an enamel mug for an Whites boiled in the old coppers would still outmatchoutside drink.Ken remembers a hillside spring at many of todays automatic washes. Flat Top House; one of the first reservoirs to feed the It would be interesting to learn more about thevillage was built nearby.The beck was never as fast construction of these wells; the stonework appears toflowing from then on. These days our main reservoir is have been most skilfully built. at the top of Garrowby Hill.In Richard Seftons garden there is a pump andBill Chandler remembers a huge bell shaped well sarcophagus which was originally located in the yardbeing discovered at the school when it was proposed at Hall Farm. to extend the school for the infants toilets in the Again notice the small bucket hook at the spoutmid nineteen eighties. About 80 tons of gravel was end. The sarcophagus is believed to date from aroundrequired to fill it.26 BULLETIN 3'