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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Giggleswick Water Tower new evidence

Many moons ago I posted some details about Settle's other railway water tower at Giggleswick, courtesy of Michael Soames who has now sent me this one, dated ?1962:

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Less than half the capacity of Settle's tower, it is probably older.   It has seen better days and there is a curious and large hole to the right of its base.   Other pictures show a substantial chimney at that corner of the tower:

The picture below, taken from the fields to the west of the line appears to show the stump of the chimney during demolition, which probably explains the hole.

Judging by the lack of foliage on the trees and their size, these three pictures seem to be a set.

Country life can be a bit boring sometimes so the demise of a local landmark seems to have made the  photographs worthwhile!

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