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From The Scanner - Upright Style 13/14

WATER PUMP, ST.IVES

We lived in the ‘other’ St.Ives, the Cambridgeshire one, from 1978 until 1989 before my job took us to the East Midlands. St.Ives is a beautiful little town on the River Ouse and this old water pump still stands on the side of the river at the Quay, where leisure boats of all types moor up through the main tourist seasons of the year. In the background is the famous stone bridge, which I have featured before on SC. with its chapel midway across it.

From The Scanner - Upright Style 13/14

WATER PUMP, ST.IVES

We lived in the ‘other’ St.Ives, the Cambridgeshire one, from 1978 until 1989 before my job took us to the East Midlands. St.Ives is a beautiful little town on the River Ouse and this old water pump still stands on the side of the river at the Quay, where leisure boats of all types moor up through the main tourist seasons of the year. In the background is the famous stone bridge, which I have featured before on SC. with its chapel midway across it.

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 22 Feb 2014, 00:32
Quality scanning effort, too, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ray.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Feb 2014, 07:28
I recognise the chapel, I'm sure it is a charming place to live
Brian Walbey: It is (was) a lovely place to live Chris, we were sorry to leave, especially our children who were 12 and 9, not the best of ages, but after nearly 25 years we are happy in Leicestershire now.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Feb 2014, 08:23
Nice contrast between the iron and the stone.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Mike, I guess this stone quay has been there for many years.
Would the pump still be in working order? Good scanning.
Brian Walbey: I don't really know Mary, possibly not, it would be too tempting for young folks to mess about with it I would think.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Feb 2014, 11:02
An elegant, old water pump- still working?
Brian Walbey: Isn't it lovely, as to it still working I don't really know, possibly not, it would be too tempting for young folks to mess about with it I would think.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 22 Feb 2014, 13:52
Good to see that natural materials still abound.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Richard, I wonder where the stone for the bridge and quay came from, St.Ives is set on sand and gravel beds.
A nice bit of pumpage Brian. I don't think I have ever been to St Ives
Brian Walbey: Yes isn't it Bill. St.Ives is a lovely little town, we really enjoyed living there and were reluctant to leave, but my job called me to the Midlands and the rest is history.
This old water pump is wonderful Brian! Beautiful capture.
Brian Walbey: Isn't it just Richard.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Feb 2014, 20:37
I bet that pump was the centrepiece of the village before main water was available.
Brian Walbey: It might well have been Alan.
A handsome bit of Victoriana too!
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a very smart and well looked after artefact.
  • Robbyne
  • United States
  • 23 Feb 2014, 00:15
Great focus of this interesting water pump, great capture
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Robbyne.
This is so pleasing to the eye, Brian. Your composition is brilliant.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Beverly. The old bridge and chapel makes a good backdrop for this.

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