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photoblog image Clifford's Garden 3/7

Clifford's Garden 3/7

I did like this old hand water pump in Clifford’s garden, I can remember seeing these when I was a youngster, indeed where my paternal grandparents lived the whole street had to fetch their water from one of these until the mid 1950’s. You can see the garden proper, and Clifford, in this amazing and unusual image put together by another of my camera club friends from another occasion.

Clifford's Garden 3/7

I did like this old hand water pump in Clifford’s garden, I can remember seeing these when I was a youngster, indeed where my paternal grandparents lived the whole street had to fetch their water from one of these until the mid 1950’s. You can see the garden proper, and Clifford, in this amazing and unusual image put together by another of my camera club friends from another occasion.

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Feb 2015, 00:20
A couple of houses in The Village still use a hand pump like this to pull their water up from underground, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I believe there are odd places deep in the countryside where such things are still in use here Ray.
I really like this image... and I like the shot in the link!! Busy gardener indeed! smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, glad you got the link to work.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Feb 2015, 06:38
It is a splendid feature
Brian Walbey: One often sees these set up as garden ornaments.
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 11 Feb 2015, 06:51
This would grace any garden, Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes I wouldn't mind one in ours.
We grew up with these water pumps in America, too, Brian, and often find them as antique fixtures in yards these days. I remember the thrill of pumping one as a kid and watching the water come out! smile
Brian Walbey: I used to enjoy 'playing' with the one near my Grandparents home, usually I got wet and had to tavel home on the bus in wet shoes etc. smile
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 11 Feb 2015, 07:45
I like the holder to hang the pot on Brian.
Brian Walbey: yes its nice isn't it.
Superb Brian! It reminds me of my youth in Madagascar.
Brian Walbey: I think a lot of us remember these from our childhood days Richard, how times have changed, fortunately.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Feb 2015, 08:34
a very useful detail in the fine garden!
Brian Walbey: Yes it makes a fine ornament doesn't it.
It is nice to have an outside source of water in the garden.
Brian Walbey: I think it is there purely for decoration Mary, they are quite popular things to have in gardens over here.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Feb 2015, 09:54
I can remember when the village pump was a common sight even if they weren't (knowingly) in use at the time. I wonder if this one still works?
Brian Walbey: Yes it is not uncommon to come across old village pumps that have been left even though they don't work any longer.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Feb 2015, 10:37
Very good Brian. I like the nub on the front to hold the handle of the bucket. Very thoughtful design.
Brian Walbey: Yes it makes a nice ornament for the garden.
makes me want spring time and play with water
Brian Walbey: I used to play with the water from the one near my Grandparents when I was young and then have to travel home with wet clothes and shoes!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Feb 2015, 11:18
A lovely piece of machinery
Brian Walbey: Isn't it just, I wouldn't mind one in my garden for decoration.
like the old days... nice one Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ronky, every garden should have one for decoration.
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Feb 2015, 13:09
A lovely feature, Brian. The village where our other cottage is still has the old pump where they used to go to get their water supply.
Brian Walbey: Yes one of these would look good in my garden. Quite a few villages seem to have retained the old (non-working) pump for display purposes.
They were in common use not so long ago Brian
Brian Walbey: I wouldn't be surprised if some people living in the middle on nowhere still use one of these.
I knew someone in the late 60's who still had a hand pump. Best to have them for ornamental purposes like this
Brian Walbey: Hopefully those people are now mains connected Janet. I wouldn't mind having one of these in the garden.
Useful standby smile
Brian Walbey: I think it's there purely for decorative purposes John.
Lovely shot, Brian - this once staple feature of the street is now long gone and survives as garden ornaments!
Brian Walbey: Yes I've often seen these in peoples gardens, I wouldn't mind having one in mine.

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