Cambridge Water Tower; 1100

Name/Title

Cambridge Water Tower

About this object

This water tower is in front of Resthaven resthome on Paine Park and was built in 1903 for £1,077. It closed 23 years later. The contractor was J J Holland, and George Russell Fellows was the brick layer. Robert Morse helped to build the tower and, with his horse 'Darkie', raised the bricks by pulley 80 feet to the top. Water was pumped from the Moon Creek springs (beside the Gasworks) to the 20,000 gallon tank on top of the tower.

Object Type

Photograph

Object number

1100

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